Visualizing Climate Change

Embedded p5js version. Move your cursor vertically across the circles to reveal the dynamic sketch.

OpenFrameworks version, using openCV (a C++ computer vision library) for interactions. Code found here.


ProgramaLaPlaza Version (seen here) which won "Top sketches 2018-2019".


An interactive experience, visualizing temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2016. The strong use of red in accordance with higher temperature anomalies in recent history, attempts to create awareness of the dangerous patterns of climate change that we have seen over the last century. The temperature anomalies used are with respect to the 20th century average. NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Global Time Series, published May 2018, retrieved on May 27, 2018 from

There are three versions of the sketch here. One with mouse interactivity in p5js, one made for ProgramaLaPlaza's public screen in p5js which won "Top sketches 2018-2019" and one using openCV for interactivity in openFrameworks.

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