Digioxide: A Portable Device That Makes Art Out of Environmental Pollution

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes. http://www.andrewsalomone.com

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By Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes. http://www.andrewsalomone.com

770 Articles

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In an effort to raise public awareness of environmental pollution, artist Dmitry Morozov has basically mashed up a polaroid camera with one of the Ghostbusters’ P.K.E. meters wearing a pair of Groucho Marx glasses to create a cunning device called the Digioxide, which makes digital prints from the pollutants it detects.

Digioxide is a portable wireless device equipped with sensors of air pollution gases and dust particles that is connected to computer via bluetooth. This allows a person with digioxide to freely move around a city, seek out ecologically problematic places and turn their data into digital artworks.

[via the creator’s project]

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