In Praise of Air

InPraiseOfAirThema: A poster cleaning the air as well as extolling it.
Beschreibung: The writing is on the wall for smog as the University of Sheffield unveils the world’s first air-cleansing poem, a new work by award-winning writer Simon Armitage. Simon, Professor of Poetry at the University, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science Professor Tony Ryan, have collaborated to create a catalytic poem called In Praise of Air – printed on material containing a formula invented at the University which is capable of purifying its surroundings. This cheap technology could also be applied to billboards and advertisements alongside congested roads to cut pollution. The 10m x 20m piece of material which the poem is printed on is coated with microscopic pollution-eating particles of titanium dioxide which use sunlight and oxygen to react with nitrogen oxide pollutants and purify the air. The poem will be on display on the side of the University’s Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, for one year.
Ort: Sheffield, UK
Web und Text-/Bildquelle: In Praise of Air

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