Slowflow 2010 is the second in a series of trips down the Whanganui River, Aotearoa/New Zealand and takes place between Jan 21st and Jan 31st 2010.
Slowflow invites artists, technologists and environmentalists on a 10 day journey down the Whanganui River by double hulled 22 person waka haurua(canoe) and bicycle, creating a setting for a flow of conversations - Te Ia Kōrero. Part self propelled residency, part un-conference, part expedition - Slowflow provides an opportunity for discussing and reflecting on culture, technology and the environment.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.