IceBerger: Our World in a Nutshell
by Cindy, George Zhang, Melanie Mao, and Sue Xu
Inspired by news article about global warming and glacier melting, this project explores the relationship between people and their surroundings. Human activities and pollution are the main cause of melting glaciers, and in turn people are heavily affected by its consequences, including flooding and irregular climates that causes inconvenience and relocation. The transparent boxes representing people are placed in an assorted fashion to parallel to the variety of people’s niches, different roles and their decision-making interactions in society. As the background LED light changes colour, the yellow triangle, representing the environment, will also drastically change in tone and cause the boxes’ colour to change. This symbolizes the inherent relationship between people and environment.