In honor of hosting the U.N. conference, Copenhagen’s city hall square has been transformed into Hopenhagen Live. Suspended above the Hopenhagen display is a giant media globe — with a screen size that’s more than 15 times bigger than the largest IMAX screens — that broadcasts climate-related information generated by people from around the world. When people sign up for climate campaigns, such as on www.hopenhagen.org, or send messages from the Internet or cell phones, their actions are projected onto the globe. The project aims to show a country’s environmental impact beyond its own borders.
“You’re going to recognize where you are, but see that everyone around you is going to impact what you do,” said James Lanier, CEO of Absolute Hollywood, which helped create the globe. “Hopefully the people we see logging on say . . . let’s come together, let’s do something, let’s do it now.”
James Lanier, CEO of Absolute Hollywood, talks about his motivations behind the globe, technical aspects and hopes for COP15.