Mother Nature

Team Name: 
weigetpaid

If someone doesn't complain, it's easy for us to ignore them. Sometimes we do more. We abuse and take advantage -- particularly if it means we profit, or it's for our own convenience.

If our earth was a human being standing next to us, what would it look like? Would we react and change our behavior, or just turn away ...again?​​​​​​​

Mother Nature is a humanoid art form that exhibits the state of the environment.

To build it, we looked at science data from the Queensland government including near real-time air quality, emissions from industrial facilities, and waste going into landfill.

Mother Nature’s lungs visualize the difficulty of breathing in response to the particles that exist within the air.

The colors at the base of the installation indicate our impact on the earth in terms of heavy metals, dangerous gases, and waste material.

The humanoid is interactive and allows users to compare data from different locations. Currently, it is displaying data from Brisbane, Mount Isa, and Gladston.
Mother Nature is an educational installation that prompts people to consider the state of the environment. By visualizing its impact on human health, the art form makes environmental action urgent.​​​​​​​

Region: 
Team Prize Details: 
All current post grad students of University of Queensland
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Air Quality Monitoring - 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Data visualization.
Dataset Name: 
Air Quality Monitoring - Live data feed
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Science, Information Technology and Innovation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Data visualization.
Dataset Name: 
Emissions and Waste Transfers from Industrial Facilities in Queensland in 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Queensland Government
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Queensland Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Data visualization.
Event Location: 
Brisbane Official