The Real Costs

The Real Costs consists of an open-source Firefox web browser plug-in that inserts CO2 emissions data into airplane travel e-commerce websites such as Orbitz.com, United.com, Delta.com, and so on. Like the nutritional information labeling included on food packaging, this plug-in provides emissions information that is otherwise excluded from travel websites.[1] Instead of a search for travel returning the cost in dollars, The Real Costs informs travellers of the cost of their journey in carbon emisssions and the number of tree-years required to offset it, along with comparative carbon footprint information for other forms of travel. Another graph shows per-capita carbon output by country, with the US off the chart.

aftersherrielevine.com, Michael mandiberg

One of the double-sworded attributes of the digital era is the ease in reproduction of art. The reproduction of an image in order to publicize it to mass media for communication purposes or in order to add to the overall message of the work are two examples of the good side of the sword. The […]