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Friday, April 29 • 10:00am - 8:00pm
Weather Center for the Apocalypse (Art)

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Weather Center for the Apocalypse is alert to an uncertain future. It predicts changes in our environment and culture that could affect the autonomy of citizens in the event of disaster. It creates an alternative to the media-driven forecasts we are bombarded with, by asking the community to participate with their own fears and superstitions. It strengthens our ties for the times when we will need to rely on each other. / The project is an ongoing participatory performance and forecasting portal. A mobile weather tower will collect data from the local area to inform the forecasts. It will contain environmental sensors to monitor humidity, rainfall, wind speed; and a radio transmitter to disseminate information. The weather tower will be built of electronic waste wherever possible. A Meteorologist will be present to talk to participants about their anxieties and to provide analysis. This will create a gathering place to voice concerns, and a reminder to work together even when the climate appears unthreatening. / An accompanying website will gather information from sources both practical and fantastical, including satellite information, the farmer’s almanac, horoscopes, and news of political unrest. Participants will be able to add their own predictions.

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Amelia Marzec

Artist, Artist
Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain future. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, the ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial in Madrid, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 10:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Industry City Factory Floor
  Expo, Installation