True Nature - Christian Nold

Strange Weather
(In popular terms)

Collaboration between Christian Nold with the Studio for Urban Projects (Ali Sant, Marina McDougal, Rick and Megan Prelinger, Gilberto Guerrero)

The project was orgininally commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum and is the winner of the Eyebeam Eco Visulization Challenge.

Launch the project: STRANGE WEATHER

Language is constantly shifting to capture changing popular thought. How is our growing understanding of global climate change - as a scientific, political and cultural phenomenon - reflected in our everyday language?

Strange Weather, graphs the usage patterns of terms that characterize the dialog around climate change from Internet news sources. These terms, including "carbon footprint," "greenhouse gasses," and "polar icecap," are juxtaposed with the mundane daily audio stream of New York City weather information broadcast by the National Weather Service. Strange Weather aims to provoke us to think about how our perception of weather must change from an objective measure of natural phenomena to something that complexly and darkly also mirrors ourselves.

Christian Nold


Please support this work


Creative CommonsW3C XHTML W3C CSS

All the work on the Softhook website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 2.5 License unless otherwise stated on the page or in the image ALT tag. The CSS is adapted from Intensive Station

Last Updated 3/3/2011

It has been an enourmous long time since I last updated this! I have never been a blog person, and felt irritated by the way new media culture pushes us to be constantly visible to the world. Recently though I kept getting email from people wondering what I was up to. So today is my birthday and I have finally given in :) . So a quick update I am excited about what Rob van Kranenburg and I are calling the Internet of People - which will be a book coming out in the next few months. I am also exstatic about trying to build and map alternative currencies. Take a look at the Bijlmer Euro project. In the last year I have also been building a unique mapping software called Sensory Journeys and the Town Toolkits for which I will build a proper site. On Saturday I am off to Helsinki for the Pixeache festival where I am preseting some work but more importantly working on and island toolkit for the next year. More info soon...