Christopher Baker

Waste Not (2011)

A real-time massive-scale urban waste visualization.

Waste Not is a massive outdoor video projection that explores the true scale of waste production and energy consumption in Minneapolis. The project will allow you to both see and experience the answers to questions like: Where does our waste go when it leaves the curb? How much collective waste do we produce in Minneapolis every hour? What are we throwing away? And how much energy is produced from our waste? Waste Not offers new perspectives on a grand scale.

While intended to be visually compelling, Waste Not isn’t just eye candy. At its core, the Waste Not visualizations are driven by a sophisticated real-time computer model that integrates the latest public data provided by the City of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Office Environmental Assistance, Covanta Energy & the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Census Bureau and others.



Custom Software, Video Projectors


120 feet x 40 feet


Presented by Northern and Hennepin Energy Recovery Center with support from Covanta Energy.

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