WEEKS 1 – 3 September 13 – October 4, 2015
RESEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES AND IDEAS :
Water Cycle Project
Water is all around us. Three-quarters of the earth is covered in it, two-thirds of our bodies are composed of it. Every product we make uses it. It is the only substance on earth that occurs in the form of liquid, solid and gas. Water is a central element of life on earth and is constantly recycled.
This 30 second video created for children, will describe the unique properties of water and animate its transformations within the water cycle. It’s purpose is to generate awareness about the water cycle, the unique properties of water, and water consumption.
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Water Crisis Project Ideas
This project seeks to reveal water scarcity concerns. The project will use flash animation to contextualize water issues related to global water threats. I will use data visualization techniques to frame the issues on a global level to help contextualize issues on a national/personal level.
Food, Energy, and Water: Their Inextricable Linkage
“Water is the new oil” T. Boone. Pickens
Water Scarcity info
This video has minimal visual elements. Though it conveys an important message. Adding visuals and a voice over could make this message more compelling.
There is a finite amount of water in the world. The amount of water per head is going down. Some project that in the next 25 years, the price of a gallon of water will be as high as a price of a gallon of gas. Only 1% of the earths water is drinkable.
Some say privatization is contributing to the global water crisis. Mine it, divert it, bottle it, selling it, contributes to the crisis for the poor.
In India, a farmer’s well goes dry after Coco Cola builds a pant next to his farm. Portray water table with industry next door buildings and factory go up. Water table goes down. Every product you make takes water to make. Every product you take, needs water to make.
This National Geographic Report shows how much water we use to produce a variety of goods.
Below are links to organizations and people concerned with the water issues. The celebrity campaign by Matt Damon offers a creative approach towards dealing with the crisis that many people are facing. These links provide background information on water concerns and some examples of how digital content is representing these concerns.
These links reference ways that water is depicted in digital media, as well as important factual information that will help shape my narrative.
Below is an example of how to animate the molecular structure of water. I will use animation similar to this to depict how a molecule moves as a liquid, a solid, and a gas.
The link below provides important info on the properties of water:
The video below “describes the properties of water that support life. These properties include solvency, cohesion and adhesion, high surface temperature, high heat capacity, high heat of vaporization, and varying density.”
This video provides additional insight on the unique and important qualities of water.