Climate change can’t be understood as a standalone ‘scientific’ phenomenon that can be solved with renewable energy technologies. It’s a wicked problem that combines moral and material complexity. At the same time, we can’t address India’s climate challenges if we can’t measure them, and so we will likely need a comprehensive method of measuring and pricing carbon emissions (a carbon GST in colloquial terms).
So how do we get a grip on the problem of measuring carbon emissions at source?
We need to be able to combine an understanding of India’s climate scenario with a creative mindset: code, data and visualisation. That’s the focus of this two week course on creative coding for the climate. In this module we will develop a practice of the arts where code is your tool to tell stories, understand and visualise data, build interactive experiences, and measure the physical world. We will learn how to think computationally about carbon emissions in a local and global setting.