Airbare is a data art project that visualizes data collected from air quality sensors deployed throughout the city of Louisville. We do this by augmenting or layering our view of the world with air particles that have been amplified, almost as if seeing them through a microscope. Only in this case, the viewer sees these particles in the visible world. By making the invisible visible, we make the community more attentive to the air we breathe every day. An element of gamification allows the users to interact with the piece, and learn more about what causes air pollution and what can be done to reverse it on our end. The project also predicts probable asthma events using a data model created by Propeller Health.
The AirBare installation was created in partnership with Creative Commons, Manylabs, Office of Civic Innovation, Louisville Metro Government & Louisville Downtown Partnership with funding from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.