September 4, 2007
Turbulence Commission: “Superfund365, A Site-A-Day” by Brooke Singer
“Superfund365, A Site-A-Day” is an online data visualization application with an accompanying RSS-feed and email alert system. Each day for a year “Superfund365” will visit one toxic site currently active in the Superfund program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We begin the journey in the New York City area and work our way across the country, ending the year in Hawaii. In the end, the archive will consist of 365 visualizations of some of the worst toxic sites in the U.S., roughly a quarter of the total number on the Superfund’s National Priorities List (NPL). Along the way, we will conduct video interviews with people involved with or impacted by Superfund. Content changes every day so be sure to visit often or use the subscribe tools to have content delivered to you.
“Superfund365” is conceived, designed and produced by Brooke Singer. The programming and Flash guru behind the project is John Kuiphoff. Kurt Olmstead provides business analysis and additional programming. Emily Gallagher is assisting with project research and EPA relations. Camera and sound work by Andrew Rueland.
“Superfund365” is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation. Additional funding was provided by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
Brooke Singer is a digital media artist who lives in New York City. Her work provides entry into important social issues that are often characterized as specialized or opaque to a general public. She likes to work with emerging technologies not only because they are fun but also because they are contingent and malleable. She is co-founder of the art, technology and activist group, Preemptive Media, and Assistant Professor of New Media at Purchase College.
Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
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