Chinese artist visualizes emission levels using sound

Feb 08, 2018, 7:26 AM EST

Chinese artist Chris Cheung (aka h0nh1m) has created CarbonScape, a kinetic installation that uses 18 tracks of synthesized sounds to visualize carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere as he attempts to foresee the fate of humans on the Earth with saturated capacity of sustaining life.

Black “carbon” balls bubble up and down in bamboo forest-like tubes to reflect emission levels in accordance with data collected from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), writes Design Boom.

Visitors walk into an immersive environment bombarded with sounds gathered from sources where carbon footprints originated, for example chimneys, jet engines, and others drawing attention to the impact of fast-paced industrialization and indiscriminate use of fossil fuels, notes Inhabitat.