The world is in trouble, but its not too late…

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We all now know that the global average temperature passing the threshold of 2° is the point where really bad things start to happen… and it becomes much more difficult to slow down the devastating effects of climate change. But, if you look online and in the media, it’s very hard to find a good reference for when 2° will actually happen. Presently, the 2° target floats abstract in the public mind. The Countdown 2° Clock acts a public line in the sand and says, “This is the date”. It will act as a measuring stick by which we can evaluate our progress.

Each year, a week before Earth Day, the clock will be stopped. A group of the leading climate scientists from around the world will evaluate the latest data; and then, on Earth Day, restart the clock with a new time. We will be able to see how we are doing in relation to 2°. Have we gained time or lost time?

Humanity has the power to add time to the clock… but, only if we work collectivity and measure our progress against defined targets.

The Clock is a not-for-profit installation created by David Usher with Playmind Creative Studios, Dr. Damon Mathews and researchers at Concordia University. Special thanks to Waseem Hasan, Adam Davies and Jonathan Gallivan. Music by The Cinematic Orchestra featuring Patrick Watson, Steve Reich and Michael Nyman.

Upcoming Installations:

David Suzuki Foundation Event - Feb. 25th 2016
C2 Montreal Conference - May 24-26 2016

For more info or to use the Clock as a projection at your event contact us here

New Project Announcement:



David's company Cloudid Media and Autodesk have started to build this project.

Wireframe Demo Version #1
From the 1st hackathon (Nov. 2015). More landscape/building details, zoom, sound etc to be added soon.

One of the biggest problems facing climate change scientists is that people cannot relate to the science. The problem is too vast and the data to impersonal. It is very difficult to understand and visualize how the temperature rising a few degrees will actually affect our planet and our lives in any real way. We hear about the calamitous events that are coming but most people tend to think of it as something that will happen in another part of the world and to someone else. “We will just have hotter summers right?”

The questions that needs to be answered are:

How do we make the impact of global warning “real”? 
How do we make it local and personal? 
How do we make the scientific data have an emotional response for individuals?

Autodesk’s Predictive Design will bring into focus what climate change and global warming actually means to individuals and the planet, globally and locally. A touch screen map with variable data point which demonstrates the real impact of global warming on the earth and species living here. Through a large touch screen the user can manipulate data points and see (experience) the results.

The Book is Printing!

Well after a year of work its finally printing. Feels more than crazy to be finally done...