1. Scientific Visualization - Bachelor Diplomarbeit von Anna Schmocker

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    Auszüge aus "Plastic Ocean" - Anna Schmocker, Bachelor Design, Scientific Visualization, ZHdK 2011 Partner: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich Wissenschaftliches Mentorat: Françoise Krattinger, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich Die Bachelor-Diplomarbeit zeigt das riesige Ausmass der Ansammlungen von Plastikmüll in den Ozeanen auf und legt dar, wo sich diese Konzentrationen befinden und wie sie zustande kommen. Die Vertiefung Scientific Visualization http://vsv.zhdk.ch an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste www.zhdk.ch bietet den Studierenden eine berufsqualifizierende Basis zur Visualisierung wissenschaftlicher Sachverhalte. Im Zentrum der Auseinandersetzung steht die Kommunikation von Wissen durch Bilder: Wie können abstraktes Wissen und komplexe Sachverhalte visuell sichtbar, lesbar und begreifbar gemacht werden? Zürcher Hochschule der Künste | ZHdK Scientific Visualization | Wissenschaftliche Illustration | VSV Departement Design Ausstellungsstrasse 60 CH-8031 Zürich Leitung: Niklaus Heeb, Sekretariat: Nicole von Salis Tel. +41 (0)43 446 32 22 | Assistenz: Tel +41 (0)43 446 32 23

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    • ADOBE: Heal the Bay

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      A look at Heal The Bay's innovative "Trash Your Friends" advocacy campaign to ban single-use plastic bags and reduce ocean pollution. Shortlisted for an award at the 2011 Cannes Lions. Brought to you by Adobe. For more, check out: http://www.couriercontent.tv

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      • EXODOS - Trailer "AGITATION" MOVIE

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        The upcoming creative-commons-licensed movie EXODOS tells a funny multi-genre story about people trying to live around with the crisis. If you want to get to this movie, read how this will work for you on www.exodos.cc.

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        • One Plastic Beach

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          Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas. To learn more about their work, visit: http://www.beachplastic.com/ http://www.plasticforever.blogspot.com/ and to learn more about the Gyre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch Camera / Edit - Eric Slatkin ericslatkin.com Producer - Tess Thackara Gyre Footage Courtesy of Macdonald Productions

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          • The Global Tumbleweed

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            The Global Tumbleweed is an informative documentary style short coming from one individuals perspective, Elena Buenrostro, who engages sculpture and performance art in her quest to learn and understand the continued use of plastic bags in grocery stores in her city, San Diego, California. Elena's plastic bag dress creation constructed from 400 recycled plastic bags (about the amount one person uses per year) collected from bins outside of grocery stores is used as a tool to visually create awareness about the use of plastic bags in her city. The documentary also touches upon how convenient plastic items like plastic bags are ultimately contributing to a larger environmental issue; the North Pacific Gyre, also know as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Elena's journey to learn and understand the harmful effects that plastics have on the environment and the ocean is revealed in a series of interviews with San Diego community members, grocery store manager's, employees, environmental organizations, found footage as well as visual documentations of various public spaces where plastic bag pollution occurs. Elena uses the plastic bag dress as a mode to spread awareness about the plastic bag ban (AB1998) in the state of California by obtaining signed postcards and business letters in order to send to the senator in her district. Although the ban did not pass, the efforts of one community member are stressed in this 21 minute short film documentary recalling, 'how one person can do something, and it will always be better than doing nothing." AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS The Global Tumbleweed Documentary Short film screenings • PSA for San Diego Roddenberry Dive Club, 2011 • Reel Earth Film Festival 2011 • Stony Brooke University Recycling Conference 2010 • UCSD Mandeville Open Annex Gallery 2010 Rise Above Plastics 2010. • Clinton Global Initiative Conference Award for Best Environmental visual project and Initiative • 2011 Act NOW! International Performance Writing Festival winner

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            • The Majestic Plastic Bag

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              This mockumentary is narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and tracks the “migration” of a plastic bag from a grocery store parking lot to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the Pacific Ocean.

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              • 5 Gyres in New York

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                Leslie Moyer and Stiv Wilson brought the 5 Gyres project to New York to talk about the soup of plastic pollution floating in the Sargasso Sea. We're busting the myth of there being a single garbage patch. It's not a patch. It's more like a soup, and there are five of these large gyres in the world.

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                • The Plastic Experiment

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                  Inspired by his love for the ocean and discovering the issue of plastic pollution, Surf Happens owner, Chris Keet created a way to spread awareness in his own community: The Plastic Experiment. Watch as friends and business acquaintances save all their plastic for 30 days to raise awareness. Also see how Surf Happens turns the 2010 Rincon Classic into a more sustainable, plastic free event with the theme 'Be Green to the Queen'. Learn about the problem and simple actions we can all take to Reduce Our Use.

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                  • 'Garbage Girl' on the future of the news

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                    Write -30- speaks with Lindsey Hoshaw, also known as the Garbage Girl, about her experience in securing $10,000 through Spot.us to pay for a trip to the North Pacific Gyre, which she wrote about for The New York Times. Read the full post here: http://www.writethirty.com/?p=936

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                    • MIDWAY - Plastic Beach

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                      In the Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who was cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity. A beach cleanup on Midway Atoll made us feel just like Sisyphus. There are millions of tons of plastics present in our oceans, and these are constantly fragmenting into smaller and smaller pieces which are scattered throughout the water column and present, in different densities, throughout all the worlds oceans. Contrary to what many people believe, there are no visible islands of trash anywhere --even if some areas, the gyres, accumulate higher densities of plastic pollution. In actuality, what is happening is much more complex and scary: our oceans are becoming a planetary soup laced with plastic. To make thing worse, these tiny pieces of plastic are extremely powerful chemical accumulators for organic persistent pollutants present in ambient sea water such as DDE's and PCB's. The whole food chain, from filtering invertebrates to marine mammals are eating plastic and /or other animals who have plastic in them. This means that we are. Like the albatrosses on Midway, we carry the garbage patch inside of us. Cleaning up this mess is not feasible, technically or economically. Even if all the boats in the world were put to the task somehow, the cleanup would not only remove the plastics but also the plankton, which is the base of the food chain, and is responsible for capturing half of the CO2 of our atmosphere and generating half of the oxygen we need to breathe. But even if this problem was solved too somehow, the amount of plastic that we could capture, at an immense cost, would be a drop in the bucket as compared to the amount that flows into the ocean every day. No matter how hard we push, in terms of technology or money, the boulder will be rolling back down the hill, throughout eternity, unless we stop putting more plastics into our environment. The good news is that we can do this. We can do this now. We need to start a social movement that spreads virally and creates a critical mass of concerned citizens who pledge to move away from our disposable habits, and who raise their voice to reject and reverse a throwaway culture that might be profitable, but whose consequences are intolerable. Video by: Jan Vozenilek Written and narrated by: Manuel Maqueda Music by Christen Lien www.itsnotaviolin.com www.MidwayFilm.com

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