Having been communicating with my partner this week, we have got a more specific form of our project.
Basically, this project will be divided into three parts.
Part 1: What influence has human made in the past ~50 years?
This part is about data collecting and observe.
My partner and I have tried all the possible ways that can achieve the data of carbon emission and store. We found that we can actually get a complete and sequent data of the carbon emission by groups or in a macro scale[ For example, emission of London, consuming of England ]. Although we can not get the accurate numbers, it is not hard to sketch the trend and key points.
Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics
(From: Department of Energy & Climate Change)
(quarterly and monthly data) (From: Department of Energy & Climate Change)
Part 2: What influence is human making now?
This part is about data visualisation. The plan we have got for now is to present some specific aspect of carbon data that we can get in real time. For example, carbon transfer rate, costuming amount and use ratio in the power generating and flow from National Power Grid, or carbon capture and storage data of UK from a third environment party. In this part, I will take charge in information design and visualisation.
CO2 Stored Map (Available in real time) (From: CO2 Stored Inc.)
CO2 Stored Data (Available in real time) (From: CO2 Stored Inc.)
Visualisation Concept Design
Part 3: What kind of change will human cause in future?
This part is more about individuals. The plan for now is to make a interactive installation to present audience theirselves` data after they type their daily life habits. We could calculate the data they give us to a more concise and visual form to present the carbon change.