the cloud machine: a floating weather modification device the cloud machine: a floating weather modification device
jan 15, 2013

the cloud machine: a floating weather modification device

‘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




  • This is lunacy

    mArkW says:
  • INSANE – Mankind has mucked around enough with the ecosphere. Just stop it selling it as art.

    archibernd says:
  • I really really like this , it is a imaginatory satisfaction machine of the highest order

    SPE says:
  • it’s a chemical trails machine! damn conspiracy artist

    one lazy italian says:

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