As I wrote on Monday, The Timbuktu Tablet and this one are meant as a pair. I was sewing Timbuktu when my husband looked at it and said 'it's a bit like what you were telling me about climate data, isn't it?' Well, yes it is. Scientists today are doing what the ancient librarians did - securing information so it isn't destroyed by barbarians.
In Timbuktu, I couldn't just show men digging holes and burying crates. And for this one, I couldn't just show people sitting at computers, tearing their hair out. I needed to put together images of scientists gathering climate data:
I found all sorts of climate/weather symbols:
Hmmm: lots of photos of MEN sitting in front of banks of computer screens...
also need images of devices used to store the data:
OK, ready for a first try:
I really loved that image of a woman in a red coat, seen recording data on the left side here. I wanted to include her. It didn't work.
I combined a photo of a computer bank.....
...with photos of messily littered desks:
added these 2 guys:
and 2 artic scientists from the second photo, and came up with this second version:
We'll finish up on Friday.