Pattern – “Exhausted”

Download this pattern as a pdf See also the patterns for the atoms and bonds between atoms. Colours Carbon Oxygen Nitrogen Black Red Sky blue Particles Carbon dioxide   Atoms 1 carbon 2 oxygen Bonds 4 carbon-oxygen Carbon monoxide   Atoms 1 carbon 1 oxygen Bonds 3 carbon-oxygen Particulate matter… Continue reading

Raffle for refugees

The fantastic folk in Fore Street Exeter are holding a Cheese and Wine Fundraiser for Refugees, to include a raffle of artworks and craft. 18 March at 7.30pmGlorious Art House, EX4 3JQ Donations from artists and makers still very welcome. Raffle tickets on sale now. See the Facebook event page… Continue reading

Sidmouth Science Festival

“Up in the Air” pop-up was supposed to feature in the Sidmouth Science Festival on Saturday, but unfortunately other commitments intervened. Clare did however preach at Sidbury Church on Sunday as part of the Festival. Her topic was “Who has the wisdom?” and she largely spoke about the book of… Continue reading

Popping up soon near you

Got some dates for your diaries. “Up in the Air” will be popping up this autumn at the following meetings and events: 17 October APPEARANCE CANCELLED DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS 🙁Sidmouth Science Festival Popping-up from 11am at Kennaway House FREE for the general public! 18 October Sidmouth Science FestivalClare is… Continue reading

Happy Ozone Day!

UNEP has designated 16th September as International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, and 2015 marks the 30th anniverary of the British Antarctic Survey’s paper in Nature alerting the world to the ozone hole and the adoption of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer… Continue reading

Pop!

Exeter Green Fair on 5 September saw the debut of my new “Up in the Air” pop-up. Under a blue gazebo (the sky), I suspended eight pale blue hula hoops (clouds), and from these the eight greenhouse gases. I turned it round so the (0,0,0) of the axes was at… Continue reading

Pecha Kucha at Greenbelt

Greenbelt is a Christian festival “Where faith, arts and justice meet”. Since 1974, it has brought people together to explore these issues, “to ask questions and suggest answers, to find moments of joy in art and music, and moments of celebration in our daily lives.” In 2015, the Festival theme… Continue reading

Free Art Friday

As part of the publicity for “Up in the Air” in July, I gave away my prototype for Particulart, the carbon dioxide that ended up a bit too big and time-consuming to knit. It was a bit of a wrench! But I took the opportunity to piggy back on the… Continue reading

Co-founder Clare is ‘Up in the Air’

On 3rd July, Clare jumped out of an aeroplane in aid of Hospiscare, Exeter. Fellow co-founder Diana made the link between the skydive and Clare’s forthcoming Particulart exhibition ‘Up in the Air’. .@DianaFMoore @Hospiscare Yes! Perfect opportunity to sample the atmosphere http://t.co/oOdmJ9aGay #Particulart #UpintheAir #whatIdoforart — Clare Bryden (@ClareBryden) July… Continue reading

Article in Third Way magazine

Clare’s article about Particulart and the wider craftivism movement has now been published in May’s issue of Third Way magazine with the title “Knitting and other revolutionary acts”: As competing political voices reach election crescendo, could it be that artistic, home-spun forms of activism are more positive and quietly persuasive?… Continue reading

Pint of Science

On Monday, I took Particulart into the unfamiliar territory – The Ship Inn in the middle of Exeter – as part of the annual worldwide Pint of Science festival. The talk was one of three on the theme of Sustainable Science, to a goodly crowd squeezed into the Ship’s upstairs room.… Continue reading

It’s all go!

Clare got some excellent news this morning. Exeter City Council have approved a small arts grant towards a Particulart exhibition. The exhibition will be entitled “Up in the Air”, and will take place at the Glorious Art House from 11-24 July 2015. It will have a number of aspects: 3D… Continue reading

Water vapour

Molar mass 18.01528 g/mol Water vapour is the most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, needed for life. Water is constantly cycling through the atmosphere. Its concentration depends on temperature and weather patterns, and varies a lot across the globe and through the year. Continue reading

Party!

Please find here our invitation to you to attend our party… the exhibition from 13th October to 8th November, and/or the launch event on the evening of 15th October before the Incinerator’s inauguration on the morning of the 16th. If you could let us know you’re coming, that would be… Continue reading

Participate!

Hello! Thank you for your interest and concern. You may be wondering what exactly we are planning. Well, we haven’t ironed out all the details yet. But we can tell you that the overall idea is to knit lots of particles and set them free in Exeter, to bring alive… Continue reading

Pattern – “Particulart”

Download this pattern as a pdf See also the patterns for the atoms and bonds between atoms. Colours Hydrogen Carbon Oxygen Nitrogen Fluorine Chlorine Iodine Sulphur Heavy metals (Mercury, Cadmium) White Black Red Sky blue Light green Medium green Medium-dark green Deep yellow Grey Particles Carbon dioxide   Atoms 1… Continue reading

Planning

After months of wondering when the Incinerator would be formally opened, and by whom (Prince Charles was mentioned!), Diana finally received an invitation to The Big Event. This also meant that we could select some dates and start planning in earnest for our exhibition. Continue reading

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs; known colloquially and inaccurately as dioxins) are subject to the European Waste Incineration Directive, which puts strict limits on emissions to air. Incineration is controlled to minimise their production, and the flue gas is treated post-combustion. The resulting toxic fly ash must be handled as hazardous waste.… Continue reading

2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs; known colloquially as furans) are subject to the European Waste Incineration Directive, which puts strict limits on emissions to air. Incineration is controlled to minimise their production, and the flue gas is treated post-combustion. The resulting toxic fly ash must be handled as hazardous waste. Emissions of… Continue reading

Sulphur dioxide

Sulphur dioxide is subject to the European Waste Incineration Directive, which puts strict limits on emissions to air. Sulphur dioxide, along with particulate matter, is implicated in forming winter-time smog. It can cause irritation, coughing and a feeling of chest tightness. People suffering from asthma are particularly sensitive to high… Continue reading

Particulate matter

Incinerators may emit fine particles, and the EU Waste Incineration Directive puts limits on emissions to air of heavy metals, dust, and total organic carbon, among other pollutants. Therefore, incinerators operate a filtration system to control particulate emissions. Emissions of particulate matter from an incinerator typical of those currently operating… Continue reading

Hydrogen halides

Hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen chloride, but not hydrogen bromide, are subject to the European Waste Incineration Directive, which puts strict limits on emissions to air. They are acidic gases primarily released to air from combustion of fuels which contain trace amounts of fluoride, chloride or bromide. They are highly corrosive,… Continue reading