Sept. 12-13, 2008
Symposium in 3 "heuristic historical phases":
-the 18th century – man, along with all other creatures, is embedded in an Economy of Nature (Linné).
-19th century - this wholeness seems to be lost: the discovery of ‘ambiences’ results in the duplication of heterogeneous environments in sociology as well as in biology.
-20th century onwards - these different environments tend to be colonised more and more by the term ‘system’.
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.