Air Transformed, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, comprises two series of wearable objects based on open air quality data from Sheffield that communicate, in different ways, the physical burden of air pollution on the human body.
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Exhausted Sound, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, explores the connections between air quality, traffic and sustainable transport in the city through a sound and vision combo.
The Anatomy of Human Breath, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, measures and visualises exhaled breath to create a personalised dimension to the context of air pollution.
Sheffield City Council has joined forces with social enterprise The Better with Data Society to launch Air Quality+, a project that will open up access to vast amounts of the city’s data that could hold the key to the Sheffield’s environmental, social and economic challenges.
The project is calling for people with an interest in air quality and related issues, such as public health, transport and cycling, to help put the newly opened up data to good use in a series of public co-design workshops.
The Air Quality+ project makes open data available about Sheffield’s air pollution and its causes and consequences. It encourages active use of and engagement with the data to improve public understanding of the issues surrounding air quality that face the city.
We’re now serving up cleaner, near-realtime linked open data feed for Sheffield’s air quality sensor network. What do yo want to do with that?