The Carbon Onset Pact
The Carbon Onset Pact is a proposed matching project that builds connections between polluters and artists who care about climate change. It links people around the world who collectively pledge artistic activism and real pollution reductions backed by accountability, personal responsibility, and financial commitment.


Photo Credit: Catherine Young

Spring 2016
UC Davis Course
STS 180: Special Topics in Science and Technology Studies
Air-Craft: Atmosphere, Art, Apparatus
Air-Craft is an ongoing seminar format that explores atmospheric problems through a combination of traditional writing, curatorial exercises, and creative, craft-driven work, in and out of class. It seeks to develop a critical and generative understanding of life in air while also fostering research and ways of knowing beyond traditional seminar format.


Photo Credit: Tim Choy

Check out PIAO’s contributions to Public Lab, an amazing organization and community built around learning about and addressing environmental concerns with inexpensive DIY techniques.

May 29, 2016
Atmospheric Futures

London, UK
Members of PIAO organized a block of panels on atmospheric and climatic arts and sciences at the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Conference, Anthropology, Weather, and Climate Change 2016. In a four-panel stream, PIAO and friends explored arts and sciences as incubators of techniques, concepts, and sensibilities for addressing past and future planetary change.

Three lively panels were concluded with a group of panelists and other conference friends reading from the Paris Agreement on the steps of the British Museum.