Trajectory computations and visualizations by Glenn Flierl, Lodovica Illari, Bill McKenna of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with Tomás Saraceno, Visiting Artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).
Shown are 6-hour tracks for floating sculptures, computed using the 16 day wind forecast data from the US NOAA Global Forecast System.
To Aero-float is to travel in the air without burning fossil fuels, without using solar panels or batteries, and without rare gases. Aerocene holds a message of simplicity, creativity and cooperation for a world of tumultuous geopolitical relations, reminding us of our symbiotic relationship with the Earth and all its species. The Aerocene project is being developed by the Aerocene Foundation, and invites us to shape a period of time, a new epoch.