happy to see environmentalism on the list ..
art is toxic, often. as guilty as any industry for leaving its waste
behind. i shudder still at the memory of a large skip being filled with
student art come the end of each semester at elam, what a waste.
i like to think that digital art has a healthier ecology of production
part of the problem of environmental toxicity for digital artist comes
with the components we used and the speed at which we often replace our
greenpeace staged a campaign against apple which it saw as disregarding
the environmental impact of its electronics:
and apple responded to the message and have made improvements. there's
now a section of their site with much info about environmentalism and
which all makes for good reading. they have a document that
outlines their expectations of human rights for suppliers and
manufacturers as well:
that was a basis for auditing a chinese ipod manufacturer in 2006 which
resulted in improvements for the workers in the factory.
On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:22:35 +0100, "Julian Priest"
On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 05:10:11PM +1200, Douglas
There is increasingly something in this. In the last few months,
even weeks, a lot has been done to the Linux kernel and various
parts of the X desktop to save power. For example, this page shows
a few patches giving a 25% power saving:
Apart from tweaking software or screen colours, it looks like much
greater energy savings can be made by using more efficient hardware in
the first place. (here's some hazy links)
* sub 10W - claims a new desktop box from koolu
* 250W - powersupply shipped with a Dell desktop (Inspiron 531S).
* 110W - load of an average office desktop http://tinyurl.com/2ucub5
* 200W - load of an average games machine http://tinyurl.com/35kl54
* 70W - 20" LCD Viewsonic VP201m
* 120W - 21" CRT http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcd101_faq.htm
Julian Priest http://informal.org.uk
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