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Visible Storage: the Transparent Museum

Antwerp’s latest museum, the MAS, opened its doors recently: and opened its storage room. One of the more interesting features (aside from the iconic architecture) of the building is that the storage spaces are publicly viewable. One level of the towering 10-story building houses countless antiquities behind wire cages – It’s a fascinating peek into the behind-the-scenes […]

Presenting at GreenID – Sustainable Info Design

Arlene will present at GreenID, an exchange forum on sustainable information design in Vienna, Austria in June. The forum is organized by the International Institute for Information Design. This presentation will showcase a visual narrative approach to information design for the communication of sustainability. I will present examples from a variety of resources, including: how I use […]

The Inside Lives of Fruits and Vegetables

Less of a background story…but more of an internal story: the internal stories of fruits and vegetables. (So this is what MRI scan operators do on their lunch breaks!) Magnetic resonance data made visual in a beautiful way. If only companies and political organizations were so transparent.

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Food Tracability: Article

By this Washington Post article, it appears food traceability is set to go main-stream. The opportunities for communicating the social and environmental sustainability behind such foods are huge. It’s fascinating how it may be the food safety concerns that drive us toward opening to transparency. – Once those doors are open, so many additional communication […]

Measuring & Communicating Life Cycle course online

Registration is open for Sustainability: Measuring and Communicating Life Cycle online course through MCAD’s Sustainability program – taught by Arlene Birt. This course teaches methods of communicating sustainability to consumers in an engaging, visual way – in order to help people understand the sustainability (or lack thereof) of products, and establish a personal connection to […]

See Behind the Scenes at Västra Hamnen

Come visit the parascope to ‘see behind’ into the sustainability systems in the Västra Hamnen area of Malmö. The installation is accessible today through Monday Dec. 13 [map]. The project was done as part of a artist-residency at MEDEA Collaborative Research Initiative in Sweden. More information here. The parascope itself was developed by a collaboration […]

MEDEA Talk on ‘Visualizing Sustainability’

Arlene Birt presenting at MEDEA in Malmö, Sweden on Dec.10 (15:00-17:00 Central European time). Arlene will present two projects that she’s done as artist-in-residence at MEDEA and a behind-the-scenes view on her work on how to visualize ‘background stories’. One project is a visual mapping of the sustainability-oriented systems at work within the Västra Hamnen […]