2020 | United States | Documentary,Short

Thermopower

  • English 15 mins
  • Director | Maya Livio
  • Writer | Maya Livio
  • Producer |

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Thermopower exposes the role of technology in maintaining and disrupting livable temperatures—weaving the concept of thermoregulation through the practices of mammals and machines. 

Anchored by the American pika, a small mountainous relative of rabbits and indicator species for the climate crisis, the film questions the hierarchies between human animals, non-human animals, and human-designed technologies such as air conditioners and internet servers. It blends footage from a steerable online research camera together with satellite imagery and a score that ties data centers to acoustic instruments.

More at: mayalivio.com

climate data pika cam ecology environment thermoregulation scientist mountain internet energy technology biology heat alpine tundra ecofeminism
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