Artist-in-residence at UCLâ€™s Environment Institute Martin John Callanan has completed his artworkÂ A Planetary Order, a terrestrial globe showing clouds around the planet from one single moment in time. Working with satellite data provided by the Institute, heâ€™s created a 3D representation of the data to portray this thin mantle of water vapour that shields the earth. This delicate, pale globe will be on public display soon at the instituteâ€™s Pearson Building. Callanan says, via email:
A Planetary Order is a terrestrial globe showing clouds from one single moment in time, thereby subtly highlighting the fragility and interdependence of the Earthâ€™s environmental systems.â€
The Globe was digitally manufactured (SLS) in a single piece measuring 300mm diameter with clouds scaled to 1-12 km above the Earthâ€™s surface. Landforms are absent from the model, but cloud formations will give glues to the continents located below.
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