Author Archives: landartgenerator

Powering Places

Powering Places is the beautiful hardcover book that catalogs the LAGI 2016 design competition for Santa Monica. It is available at many bookstores, museums, and online at the usual outlets. Here is a good list. The book contains engaging essays … Continue reading

Community Energy for San Antonio

This past April the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) hosted the Land Art Generator Initiative for a workshop in San Antonio in partnership with the Land Heritage Institute, LiftFund, and AIA San Antonio. We have since put together a PDF … Continue reading

LAGI in Willimantic, Connecticut

On March 3, 2017, the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Office of the Arts hosted the Land Art Generator Initiative for a workshop in Willimantic. … Continue reading

Something on which we can all agree: Solar power is great

The future of energy has arrived in Pennsylvania and we ought to push it forward. This is an op-ed article by the founding directors of LAGI. It was originally published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Sunday February 5, 2017. … Continue reading

Imagining Solar Art at the Village of Arts and Humanities Philadelphia

Thanks to the Village of Arts and Humanities for hosting a LAGI workshop today in North Philadelphia. The event was held in partnership with Temple University, and brought together a wonderful group of all ages to brainstorm ideas for bringing … Continue reading

Google autocomplete is not helping our clean energy transition.

We caught an interesting article in the Guardian today, “How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias,” which calls attention to the fact that when typing in the Google search engine field, the autocomplete feature tends to … Continue reading

Regatta H2O

Regatta H2O, First Place winner of the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Christopher Sjoberg and Ryo Saito Artist Location: Tokyo, Japan Energy Technologies: Aerostatic Flutter Wind Harvesting (WindBelt™) Water Harvesting Technologies: fog harvesting … Continue reading

Cetacea

Cetacea, Second Place winner of the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Keegan Oneal, Sean Link, Caitlin Vanhauer, Colin Poranski (University of Oregon) Artist Location: Eugene (OR), USA Energy Technologies: wave energy converter with … Continue reading

Paper Boats

Paper Boats, Third Place winner of the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Christopher Makrinos, Stephen Makrinos, Alexander Bishop Artist Location: Pittsburgh, USA Energy Technologies: concentrated photovoltaic (CPV), reflectors, Holographic Planar Concentrator™ (HPC) technology … Continue reading

The Ocean Still: Lagrimas de Santa Monica

The Ocean Still: Lagrimas de Santa Monica, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Nuith Morales, Stephanie Hsia, Courtney A. Goode, Michelle Arevalos Franco, and Helen E. Kongsgaard Artist Location: Boston, … Continue reading

Flowerpops

Flowerpops, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Augusto Audissoni, Silvia Cama, Elisabetta Lo Grasso, Elisa Tozzi, Nicolò Mossin Artist Location: Genoa, Italy Energy Technologies: Vortex Bladeless™ Wind Turbine, Thin Film … Continue reading

Santa Monica Ocean’s Breath

Santa Monica Ocean’s Breath, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Fabio Azzato Artist Location: Florence, Italy Energy Technologies: Point Absorber Buoy Wave Energy Converter Annual Capacity: 1,000 MWh Santa Monica … Continue reading

The Surface Area Required to Power California with 100% Renewable Energy

click on the image above to access the full-size PDF California has enacted an ambitious carbon reduction policy to bring emissions down to 40% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. We decided to take a look at what the … Continue reading

Weightless Balloons

Weightless Balloons, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Aitor Almaraz, Sonia Vázquez Díaz (University of A Coruna) Artist Location: A Coruna, Spain Energy Technologies: Wind Harvesting (similar to MARS™, Magenn … Continue reading

Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Rebecca Borowiecki (University of Colorado) Artist Location: Boulder, USA Energy Technologies: Transparent Solar Cell by Onyx Solar® Annual Capacity: 625 MWh In … Continue reading

Follies and Fog

Follies and Fog a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Nik Klahre, Brooke Campbell-Johnston Artist Location: London, UK and Copenhagen, Denmark Energy Technologies: Wave Energy Converter Annual Capacity: 13,000 MWh, less … Continue reading

Catching the Wave

Catching the Wave a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Christina Vannelli, Liz Davidson, Matthew Madigan Artist Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Energy Technologies: Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter (similar to CETO™ … Continue reading

Breakwater Make Water

Breakwater Make Water a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Elizabeth Case (University of Edinburgh) Artist Location: Wallingford, UK Energy Technologies: Point Absorber Buoy Wave Energy Converter (similar to Ocean Power … Continue reading

Cnidaria Halitus

Cnidaria Halitus a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: John Eric Chung, Pablo La Roche, Danxi Zou, Jingyan Zhang, Tianyi Deng (CallisonRTKL) Artist Location: Los Angeles, USA Energy Technologies: tidal turbines … Continue reading

Noctilucales

Noctilucales Submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Team: Ricardo Avella, Andrés Tabora, Michael Henriksen, Carla Betancourt, Silvia Mercader, Laura Vera, Oriana De Lucia, Martin Von Bülow, Laura Vivas, Miguel Rosas (representing: Tabora + … Continue reading