Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Samples 2015: Week 39, Data Centre Emissions

Machined satin stitch framework on black cotton. Hand stitched loops of bright perle cotton.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 26/09/15:
“How viral cat videos are warming the planet. Datacentre web servers, such as those used by Google and Facebook, to blame for 2% of greenhouse gas emissions – about the same as air travel.”
Inside Google’s data centre in Mayes County, Oklahoma. The firm’s carbon footprint was equivalent to more than 1.7m tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2013. Photograph: Google/Rex
Sample design
Not the most obvious subject for embroidery! But the contrast of bright loopy wires against a rigid grid structure seemed ideal for combining auto machine stitching with free hand stitch.   

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