A young boy eagerly fills his glass cup from the fourth water cooler, which jam packed with colorful jetsam representing the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans in 2030, as a concerned parent looks on.
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Open House: Plastic Century (2010)
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A young boy eagerly fills his glass cup from the fourth water cooler, which jam packed with colorful jetsam representing the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans in 2030, as a concerned parent looks on.
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Everyone is welcome to drink from the Century of their choice.

Plastic Century is a hybrid science, art and futures project, created to make visible a phenomenon so widespread that it has become virtually invisible. The piece was created by a team of futurists, scientists, and artists, Jake Dunagan, Stuart Candy, Wallace J. Nichols and Sarah Kornfeld. 

The installation consists of a series of water dispensers, each of which contains an amount of plastic that is indexed to the cumulative total produced on the planet so far.  They start from Cousteau’s birth year of 1910, run through the present 2010, and project out to 2030. Would you dare to drink?


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2010 Andi Wong
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