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      How Will We Breathe Tomorrow?

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      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Fiction-driven Design Research, Perceptions of Air Quality, Citizen Participation

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          This paper presents the concept of a fiction-driven workshop that was conducted using a process called D/A/R/E. The aim of this design-orientated approach is to address environmental issues with citizens and empower them in understanding digital technology concepts. Within the framework of an urban artist research and mediation project, a pilot study on the question ‘How will we breathe tomorrow?’ was devised. For this endeavour, participants were introduced to the subject of air quality and took part in the process of creating a personal data-based future artefact with sensor technology. In the spirit of Antony Dunne and Fiona Raby, these functional artefacts were used as tools to better comprehend the present and discuss a desirable future. Additionally, they were utilised to engage the broader public in environmental, digital, and ethical issues.

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          Particulate matter air pollution and cardiovascular disease: An update to the scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

          In 2004, the first American Heart Association scientific statement on "Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease" concluded that exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In the interim, numerous studies have expanded our understanding of this association and further elucidated the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved. The main objective of this updated American Heart Association scientific statement is to provide a comprehensive review of the new evidence linking PM exposure with cardiovascular disease, with a specific focus on highlighting the clinical implications for researchers and healthcare providers. The writing group also sought to provide expert consensus opinions on many aspects of the current state of science and updated suggestions for areas of future research. On the basis of the findings of this review, several new conclusions were reached, including the following: Exposure to PM <2.5 microm in diameter (PM(2.5)) over a few hours to weeks can trigger cardiovascular disease-related mortality and nonfatal events; longer-term exposure (eg, a few years) increases the risk for cardiovascular mortality to an even greater extent than exposures over a few days and reduces life expectancy within more highly exposed segments of the population by several months to a few years; reductions in PM levels are associated with decreases in cardiovascular mortality within a time frame as short as a few years; and many credible pathological mechanisms have been elucidated that lend biological plausibility to these findings. It is the opinion of the writing group that the overall evidence is consistent with a causal relationship between PM(2.5) exposure and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This body of evidence has grown and been strengthened substantially since the first American Heart Association scientific statement was published. Finally, PM(2.5) exposure is deemed a modifiable factor that contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
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            The computer for the 21st century

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              Umwelt und Innenwelt der Tiere

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                May 2018
                May 2018
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                [1 ] Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

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                20099 Hamburg, Germany
                10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.10
                © Broscheit et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Politics of the Machines - Art and After
                EVA Copenhagen
                7
                Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
                15 - 17 May 2018
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Digital arts and culture
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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