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Sustainability 2017, 9(1), 35; doi:10.3390/su9010035

Science Walden: Exploring the Convergence of Environmental Technologies with Design and Art

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Division of General Studies, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, UNIST-gil 50, Ulsan 44919, Korea
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School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, UNIST-gil 50, Ulsan 44919, Korea
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 10 October 2016 / Revised: 23 December 2016 / Accepted: 23 December 2016 / Published: 28 December 2016
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Science Walden, which is inspired by two prominent literary works, namely, Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) and Walden Two by Burrhus Frederic Skinner (1904–1990), is aimed at establishing a community that embodies humanistic values while embracing scientific advancement to produce renewable energy and water sources. This study attempts to capitalize on feces standard money (FSM) and artistic collaboration between scientists and artists as a means of achieving the forms of life depicted in Walden and Walden Two. On our campus, we designed and built a pavilion that serves as a laboratory where scientific advantages, design, and art are merged. In the pavilion, feces are processed in reactors and facilities for sustainable energy production, and rainwater is harvested and treated for use in daily life. Our application of design and art contributes to easing interaction between the general public and scientists because it visualizes an ambiguous theory and concretizes it into an understandable image. View Full-Text
Keywords: feces standard money (FSM); collaboration of science & art; sustainable energy production feces standard money (FSM); collaboration of science & art; sustainable energy production
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Lee, H.-K.; Cho, K.H.; Lee, C.; Cho, J.; Yi, H.; Seo, Y.; Cho, G.-H.; Kwon, Y.-N.; Lee, C.; Paek, K.-M. Science Walden: Exploring the Convergence of Environmental Technologies with Design and Art. Sustainability 2017, 9, 35.

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