therealcosts

Project Summary

The Real Costs is a Firefox web browser plug-in that inserts CO2 emissions data into airplane travel e-commerce websites such as Orbitz.com, United.com, Delta.com, and so on. Like the nutritional information labeling included on food packaging, this plug-in provides emissions information that is otherwise excluded from travel websites.

Artist Background

 

01SJ Biennial 2010 Logo

I will be giving a Greasemonkey and Firefox Plugin workshop at the 2010 01SJ Biennial, Build Your Own World. There are still a couple of spots in the workshop, but you need to register here.

This workshop is part of the 01SJ Eyebeam Roadshow.

The workshop runs three days, from September 17-19: Friday, 9/17/10, 5:30-7pm and Saturday, 9/18/10 – Sunday, 9/19/10, 3:30-5pm

 

My environmental focused plugins are included in the exhibition End of Oil at Exit Art. The opening is this Saturday, June 13th from 6-8. The exhibition runs from June 13 – July 31, 2009.

A project of SEA (Social-Environmental Aesthetics) , The End of Oil is an exhibition of photography, prints, videos, installations and new media that addresses human dependence on oil and other fossil fuels; the ramifications that this dependency has on the future of the environment and of global geopolitics; and the recent push towards viable alternative energy resources.

FEATURING PROJECTS BY:

Khalil Chishtee; Louisa Conrad; Robert Ladislas Derr; Dominic Gagnon; Ed Kashi; Matt Kenyon; Michael Mandiberg; Andrei Molodkin; Jo Syz

 

Tiffany Holmes asked me some questions recently about The Real Costs, in preparation to write about it in her dissertation.

How many website hits to date for Real Costs?

How many downloads of the software (.xpi)?

 

I’m speaking at Transmediale without going. The session is called Critical Consumer Practice

I’m doing this because of a combination of reasons: carbon footprint, doctors orders, and the still persistent utopian desire for the network to actually connect us.

Transmediale has live streams, which are documented here. It will be going on starting at 7AM in New York, and is a salon, not a panel. It will last three hours, and I will be somewhere in there for 30 minutes.

As the website says:

 
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