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Do You Hear the Light?

A silent concert of lighting designs graced the Helen Mills Theater last night for the exhibition Audible Light. New York City students from across the design spectrum competed for cash prizes in the Illuminating Engineering Society's ninth-annual student lighting competition.…

Some Useful Lessons from Burning Man

     Those who come back from Burning Man use the word "decompress" to describe the shock of returning to their "normal" lives. So now that I've had about a week to do that myself, I've been thinking back to…

The Solar Raceway

Picture this: You’re driving down the highway when in the rearview you spy a soapbox derby car built by college students barreling along at a traffic-friendly speed. The car is smothered in photovoltaics and looks more than a little extraterrestrial.…

An Exhibit That's Just a Drop in the Bucket

1% Water, a new exhibition at Z33 gallery in Hasselt, Belgium is using art and design to take a critical look at water usage (and possible remedies) throughout the world. While 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by…

Support Your Library, Eat Your Lawn

On a very rainy Friday night last week in New York City, a large audience gathered at the main branch of the New York Public Library to find fresh vegetables (asparagus, lettuce, potatoes) weighing down programs on their seats. They…

In Search of Greener (Electronic) Pastures

This past Friday I attended the first Greener Gadgets conference, presented by Inhabitat and Marc Alt + Partners, in New York City. It was a timely event that explored sustainability issues as these relate to our addiction to hi-tech toys.…

Pratt Students Go Exhibitionist for the Environment

Last night art students at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn painted their bodies for sustainability. At stake was free pizza, $4,000 prize money (in the categories of face-color, face-black and white, and body), plus a full page ad in Metropolis,…