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Saturday, May 20 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Climate Change and the Emergency Room

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In my recent work, I compare my recent diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes with the human discovery of the global climate crisis. I compare my personal response to my chronic condition against our planetary response to the progressive, terminal condition of Climate Change.

With diabetes, I faced a choice grounded in harsh reality. Left unchecked, the condition would lead to multiple organ failures and death, perhaps within five years. Instead, I took immediate control. I learned to temper the condition with diet, exercise, medication and technology.

In this talk, I will discuss my artwork exploring the comparison of these conditions. I will argue that there is potentially still time to head off the worst ravages of climate change, but just barely, and the changes we need will be deep, systemic and immediate.

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Andrew McWilliams

Artist + Technologist, ThoughtWorks
Andrew is a New York-based artist and technologist, and a founder and director of the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency. He is a lead technical consultant for ThoughtWorks, specializing in innovation in technology and the arts. Andrew is also a founder and director of Art-A-Hack, and o... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 2:20pm - 3:10pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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