Aerocene is a multi-disciplinary project that foregrounds the artistic and scientific exploration of environmental issues. In the wake of the Anthropocene, the project
Aerocene is a transdisciplinary artistic project, an invitation to shape a period of time, a new epoch.
Aerocene, developed by Aerocene Foundation, manifests as a series of air-fuelled sculptures that will achieve the longest, emission-free journey around the world: becoming buoyant only by the heat of the Sun and infrared radiation from the surface of Earth. The sculpture floats without burning fossil fuels, without using solar panels and batteries; and without helium, hydrogen and other rare gases. Aerocene holds a message of simplicity, creativity and cooperation for a world of tumultuous geopolitical relations,reminding us of our symbiotic relationship with the Earth and all its species.
AEROCENE GLOBAL COMMUNITY MAP
An open-source, do-it-together flying sculpture for solar-powered atmospheric exploration
The Aerocene Explorer is a tethered-flight starter kit, which enables anyone to personally launch their own Aerocene solar sculpture and start exploring the skies.
Find out more about the Aerocene Explorer kit here.
BUILD YOUR OWN AEROCENE EXPLORER
DIVE INTO THE AEROCENE
The Aerocene Newspaper
'Aerocene: Becoming Aerosolar' — A collaboration between Tomás Saraceno (Visiting Artist MIT), Leila Kinney (MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology), Lodovica Illari and Bill McKenna (MIT Department of Earth, Air and Planetary Sciences)