Air pollution around the world continues to be a big problem. Cities in China and India are often steeped in thick smog, and even major European cities like Paris and London suffer from bad air pollution. Airink is a company started by the MIT Media Lab to bring awareness to air pollution, while at the same time creating a useful, artistic product. Created by capturing exhaust from dirty vehicles, the pollution is then mixed with solvents to create a dark black ink, suitable for artists to paint, draw and create with. Surely we need to adopt cleaner technologies to fight this battle, but it’s fascinating to see people creating awareness with a product as novel as this. Via DesignBoom:

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