Data, Art and Environmentalism Collide at Cooper Union | visual data | Scoop.it

Data visualization and art combine in EMISSIONS: Images from the Mixing Layer, a two-part exhibition at Cooper Union that rejects the use of natural gas as a sustainable form of energy.

Independent methane data company Gas Safety Inc. were commissioned to measure the levels of methane gas emissions throughout Manhattan and found severe leakage throughout Manhattan’s four thousand miles of aging gas lines, some dating to the 1800s.

The result is a data visualization map that shows tall methane leakages, in red, all over Manhattan and rising high into the atmosphere.