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Measuring Cup (Melbourne 1856 - 2014)

Whitelaw, Mitchell

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One of the key challenges in understanding environmental change is revealing trends over long time-scales. Measuring Cup is an attempt to compress the timescale of human-induced climate change into a small, handheld object. Measuring Cup is a data-form based on some 150 years of monthly average temperatures for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Each year forms a single horizontal layer, with the radius of each layer based on the temperature value. A higher temperature gives a larger radius. One...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWhitelaw, Mitchell
dc.coverage.spatialMuseum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-05T03:48:21Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/165703
dc.description.abstractOne of the key challenges in understanding environmental change is revealing trends over long time-scales. Measuring Cup is an attempt to compress the timescale of human-induced climate change into a small, handheld object. Measuring Cup is a data-form based on some 150 years of monthly average temperatures for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Each year forms a single horizontal layer, with the radius of each layer based on the temperature value. A higher temperature gives a larger radius. One hundred and fifty of these layers are stacked vertically to create a 3D form. When held in the hand, the cup fits comfortably, because it expands slightly towards the rim. However, this comfortable fit is created by increasingly uncomfortable data that show the accelerating pace of global warming. Title of exhibition: Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital in Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
dc.format.extent1 works
dc.format.extent6 x 6 x 7 cm
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMuseum of Applied Arts and Sciences
dc.rights© The Author(s)
dc.sourceOut of Hand: Materialising the Digital
dc.titleMeasuring Cup (Melbourne 1856 - 2014)
dc.typeCreative work
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor190502 - Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4793941xPUB576
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWhitelaw, Mitchell, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
dc.date.updated2019-04-14T08:28:10Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationSydney, Australia
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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