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Images of a Changing World
Alex Steffen, 22 Jan 04

Bruce turned us on to this call for images from Massive Change. Check out the list of images they're asking for, it's like a worldchanging prose poem. At the same time, I'm amazed at how little here is truly unexpected:

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We want images of extraordinary breakthroughs and discoveries that are transforming our world. Images of commonplace objects and innovations that have changed our everyday lives. Images that demonstrate utopian and dystopian possibilities.

GLOBAL DISASTERS
Chernobyl; Black Monday; Earthquakes; Plane crashes; Oil fires; Floods; 1997 Ice Storm; 2003 Blackout; SARS; AIDS; 9/11

MOVEMENT
Traffic around the world; Sustainable and mass transportation systems around
the world; Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) in Curitiba, Brazil; Bicycles in Bogotá, Columbia; Cars and bicycles in Shanghai, China; Car Free days; People and their cars; Personal mobility experiments (jetpacks, flying
cars, etc.); Bullet Train in Japan; Maglev in China and elsewhere

ENERGY
Sustainable energy; Windmills; Solar energy; Artificial photosythesis; Fuel Cells; Sterling engines; Biomass stoves; Three Gorges Dam; Large-scale energy projects

URBAN
Mobile homes; Suburban images; Skyrises; Tokyo Sky City; Taipei 101; Portofino, Italy hillsides; Tijuana, Mexico hillsides;

INFORMATION
The Internet; Famous code, e.g. the linux kernel; The grid, i.e. Distributed on-demand computing; Network images; Air traffic control; Mapping projects of global phenomena, such as CFCs (the ozone hole); biodiversity, etc.; Interfaces where the visual meets the real

MILITARY
Trade shows; Civilian hobbyists; Applications designed for the military and used in everyday life; Civilian applications adopted for the military; Surveillance and new ways of seeing: Synthetic vision, Infrared technology, etc.; Strategy, specifically, historical images of "the art of war" - both action shots and portraits of great military strategists, like Julius Caesar, Sun Tzu, Macchiavelli, Che Guevara, etc.

HEALTH & LIVING
The human genome; Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs); Bio-engineered food crops (protato, tomato vaccine, golden rice); Designer drugs; Telesurgery; Drug delivery systems; DNA double helix; Water supply and sanitation

MATERIALS
Carbon nanotubes; Nanotechnology; Smart materials; Old comic books with metals and other elements represented as superheroes; Biomimetics , specifically, lab images from materials scientists who specialize in BioSteel; Scanning Tunneling Microscopy; Atomic Force Microscopy; Albalone shells; High-tech ceramics; Spider silk; Artificial skin

MANUFACTURING
Assembly lines; Robotic car manufacturing; Just-in-time manufacturing; Green dot; Green cross; Digital tailoring; Mass customization; Industrial symbiosis in Kalundborg, Denmark

MARKETS
Stock market floor images; Global market images from Guatemala to Turkmenistan and beyond; Shipping containers; Images of credit cards and loyalty cards from all over the world; Wal-Mart; Barcode; RFID tags; NGOs

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Comments

Maybe someone could just send them a print of the film "Koyaanisqatsi" cut into individual frames. ;-)


Posted by: Jon Stahl on 23 Jan 04

lisence them with Creative Commons so we can all use them.


Posted by: Tim Andonian on 26 Jan 04



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