This is utterly fantastic
A design partner and I put together a competition entry for a proposed development next to Canary Wharf. I WANT TO WIN.
Mapping Global Human Activity
Felix Pharand-Deschenes’ Anthropocene Mapping project marks the paths of human activity including roadways, railways, airway traffic, internet cables, electricity transmission lines, and underwater data cables. He acquired all this factual information from various US government agencies.
The word “Anthropocene” is especially fitting for this piece of research; the meaning behind the ancient Greek word is derived from - anthropos means “human being” and kainos means “new, current.” The word use commonly used to describe the current “geological epoch”, which is dominated by human activity.
The definition for the Anthropocene proposed by Globaïa:
A period marked by a regime change in the activity of industrial societies which began at the turn of the nineteenth century and which has caused global disruptions in the Earth System on a scale unprecedented in human history: climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution of the sea, land and air, resources depredation, land cover denudation, radical transformation of the ecumene, among others. These changes command a major realignment of our consciousness and worldviews, and call for different ways to inhabit the Earth.
Lisa Simpson’s intelligence vs happiness graph as seen on episode 257 - January 7, 2001