‘the cloud machine’ – a floating weather modification device by karolina sobecka
acting upon the idea of artificially generated climate change, media artist karolina sobecka has developed a personal device
for weather modification. ‘the cloud machine’ consists of gear sent up into the atmosphere in a weather-balloon payload,
that has the capabilities of modifying an overcast. as it reaches specific altitudes, it disperses ‘cloud condensation nuclei’
(CCN), heat and water vapor. moisture in the air condenses into fog droplets around the CCN, forming into small clouds.
the method is influenced by a geo-engineering technique proposed to create brighter, more reflective clouds which shield
earth from sun’s radiation, and thus partly counteracting global warming.
dispersing CCN into the atmosphere
weather balloon attached to cloud creation gear
the device in action
final result – a cloud