Heartbeat of the Earth
A series of online artworks interpreting climate data.
Heartbeat of the Earth is a series of online artworks created in collaboration with five artists, the Google Arts & Culture Lab and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) responding to and interpreting scientific climate data.
Five artists—Fabian Oefner, Cristina Tarquini, Laurie Frick, Pekka Niittyvirta, Timo Aho—used key findings from a landmark UN report and data from scientific institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization, to create four interactive pieces of art about our climate. They’ve addressed the topics of declining ocean life, food consumption, melting glaciers and rising sea levels.