22 Nov '11, 6pm

Luminous Maps Show Web of Human Impact on Planet (Video)

Luminous Maps Show Web of Human Impact on Planet (Video)

We live in times where the impact of human activities on the planet has never been greater. And we've seen plenty of data-based, visual representations to the fact, but this series of luminescent maps showing anthropogenic impacts are some of the most stunning we've encountered. Created by Globaïa , an organization dedicated to global environmental education, the project is dubbed "A Cartography of the Anthropocene ," with some maps highlighting transportation or communcation networks and pulled together in an animation: Anthropocene Mapping from Globaïa on Vimeo . Like laying a web of informational filaments on the globe, the maps use data culled from a number of government agencies, and were created by anthropologist Felix Pharand-Deschenes. For the last few years, there's a ongoing debate whether the current geological age should be renamed the "Anthropocene " (the Gree...

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