"In Popular Terms is an interactive visualization, created by The Studio for Urban Projects, that tracks the shifting language of ecology. Drawing from both historical sources and contemporary usage on the internet, In Popular Terms maps the catch phrases, scientific terminologies, and bumper sticker slogans that surround the changing language that we use to describe our relationship to nature."
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.