This Artist Makes Pollution Visible Through Hi-Tech Capes

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 28, 2016
References: invisibledust & psfk
While these capes and masks look like an avante garde fashion line, in reality they are making pollution visible with the unique technology they were created with.

Media artist Kasia Molga calls herself a "human sensor" and works to create street performances that show how much pollution there is in the environment and where it is. She gathers performers who march through the streets wearing capes and masks that turn red when around diesel fumes, green when they are near parks and range from purple to white flashes depending on the traffic pollution in Manchester. The clothing items make pollution visible through data that is collected in the streets about the levels of pollution in various areas and then change color accordingly.

These unusual performances put pollution and its harmful effects in full view in a way that is impossible to ignore.