Mayewski teams with LumenARRT! for large-scale video project

LumenARRT!, the video crew of the Artists’ Rapid Response Team, has joined with Paul Mayewski and others to create large-scale climate change projection events in Congress Square in Portland.

April 22, the night of the March for Science, and 05 5, the night of First Friday Art Walk in Portland, the brief video projections will repeat 7:45-9 p.m. The projections will feature animations about climate change and toxic substances in the air.

Viewers will be invited to visit, enter their ZIP code, and learn about air quality in their area. #WhatsYourBreathableNumber will be the Twitter hashtag for viewers to share their experiences during the projections, and view results in the square.

The 10Green website and technology were created by the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science and GarrandPartners, with support from Heinz Endowments.

“The biggest myth that I encounter with the public’s perception of scientists is that we’re in disagreement about climate change,” says Mayewski. “It’s simply not true. All scientists agree that climate change is real.”

ARRT!, a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists, has created more than 200 issue-oriented banners to promote the work of progressive nonprofits throughout the state. LumenARRT! creates video projections to call attention to the work of the nonprofits.