The Climate Museum is happening! Temporary home at Sheila Johnson Design Center, NYC, with an exhibition coming up in January. But they need your help and participation to make a permanent home that brings us together to reimagine our cultural response to climate change; that broadens a sense of urgency and inspires a sense of empowerment!

Interesting read; On neuroaesthetics: "We now know that certain forms of visual art increase connectivity and plasticity in our brains when we engage with their nebulous compositional propositions"
@hyperallergic @twinkletwink https://hyperallergic.com/415721/neuroaesthetics-jonathan-fineberg-interview/?

On our desks #research #studio

Viewing machines are a way of bringing attention to the structure of the eye, not just the physical shape of it, but also the role it plays. Addressing how we see the world, and why we see the world the way we see it - thereby, possibly, allowing us to start to evaluate and reconstruct this view, because we were given the opportunity to see ourselves from the outside
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Lucia buns, with saffron and raisins, a wonderful Swedish winter bread
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Solar surface - on view from today @TanyaBonakdar at Art Basel Miami. @ArtBasel #ArtBasel
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcXKs4DHJ-L/?taken-by=studioolafureliasson

Reality projector - exhibition at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, opens in March

Artists are often expected to work for free. @wageforwork is certifying art-world institutions for maintaining sustainable payment methods for artists. First certified exhibition at Carnegie Museum. @ARTnewsmag
http://www.artnews.com/2017/12/05/carnegie-international-named-first-w-g-e-certified-biennial-style-show/

Your collective decision, 2017, on view from tomorrow, neugerriemschneider, Art Basel Miami

Fascinating read: "Why facts don't change our minds."
On the limits of reason and evolutionary reasons behind confirmation bias.
@NewYorker @ElizKolbert
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Yellow versus purple, Tate Modern, London

Great read: 'Addis has run out of space': Ethiopia's radical redesign https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/04/addis-ababa-ethiopia-redesign-housing-project?CMP=share_btn_tw

"Revolutionary theory begins with recognizing accumulation as a fact of planetary existence. We find ourselves on a rock on which five billion years of solar accumulation have already taken place. If we also find ourselves in a planetary crisis, it is because rather than capturing the energy already falling on the earth, we have rereleased previously gathered energy back into the air. Rather than shifting our legacy infrastructures away from digging up old, consolidated sunlight and towards capturing contemporary sunlight, the latter continues to fall while we add to it the sunlight buried beneath. This doubling up on sunlight—adding the energy from the ground to what continues to come from the sun—is the cause, unsurprisingly, of what is called “climate change.”

Excerpt from "Parahistories of Self-Instituting Sunlight" by Stephen Squibb. Read full text on e-flux

Little Sun Diamond

1,2 billion people use a kerosene lantern as their primary source of light. It's expensive, very unhealthy and bad for the climate. Little Sun replaces the fossil fuel in households with solar power! More info on Little Sun

A new simulation published by NASA shows how changes in the atmosphere can be observed by following the path of aerosol particles—tiny particles that hang in the atmosphere. NASA scientists tracked tiny aerosol particles of smoke, sea salt, and dust as they drifted across the Atlantic Ocean. Mathematical models created by the Goddard Earth Observing System demonstrate how these aerosols move over time. When they are projected over satellite images from this period, scientists can better see the physical processes that lead to these super storms. This year's "hurricane season" has been the most destructive we've seen in modern history. As basic condition hurricanes are powered by warm seawater

1,2 billion people use a kerosin lantern as their primary source of light. It's expensive, very unhealthy and bad for the climate. @LittleSun replaces the fossil fuel in households with solar power! #SDG7 @GlobalGoalsUN
https://www.instagram.com/studioolafureliasson/

On the eve of the Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn 2,800 people came together at Pathway to Paris in Carnegie Hall, New York. Pathway to Paris is a collaboration between musicians, artists, sustainability consultants, cities and activists to highlight solutions to climate change, and to help turn the Paris Agreement into real action. This video documents a collective artwork conducted by Olafur Eliasson with Little Sun solar powered lamps during the event

Jeppe Hein – Don't Expect Anything Be Open to Anything. A series of social happenings curated by artist Jeppe Hein, who invited different artists and practitioners to curate an evening. Visitors were not told what would happen beforehand. Here, Olafur and Steen Koerner conduct a movement exercise. König Galerie, St. Agnes, Berlin

"We don't more more information, we need to be inspired to think" - Prof. Minik Rosing about libraries' role in fighting climate change.
Lecture tomorrow @sortediamant
with @nikolajcw and Martin Breum - part of #arcticimagination
http://www.arcticimagination.com

80 tonnes, 10,000 years - a short film by Martin de Thurah
Watch the film in its entirety www.soe.tv

Great feature about our studio kitchen and its collaborative process and environmental philosophy in the latest issue of @ZEITmagazin and very nice photos by @marle_mue
https://www.instagram.com/soe_kitchen/