Project: Create a work of art that models a conservationist’s responsible use of a resource. As a conservationist, the use of this resource must be functional, efficient, and avoid waste. As an artist, the use of this resource should also be inventive and expressive (beautiful or funny or surprising….)

Conservationists promote the use of resources according to complementary goals: one is to serve human needs. The other is to minimize environmental damage and resource depletion.

Project: Create a work of art that models a conservationist’s responsible use of a resource. As a conservationist, the use of this resource must be functional, efficient, and avoid waste. As an artist, the use of this resource should also be inventive and expressive (beautiful or funny or surprising….)

Research/Discussion: Viet Ngo and Amy Franceschini accept existing consumer habits. Their form of conservation involves inventing energy-producing technologies that improve the efficiency and sustainability of existing methods of energy production. In contrast, the conservation strategies proposed by Tue Greenfort, HeHe, Michael Mandiberg, and Simon Starling alter current habits by reducing energy consumption. Choose one artist who models a strategy that you believe will best achieve energy conservation. Provide evidence to support your choice. Your research should take the form of citing statistical studies, designing an experiment, or conducting a personal survey.