A web application titled Polluted Selfie, by Swiss artist David Colombini, has won the first AppARTivism Prize, an award for digital media designed to facilitate access to politically inspired art. Instead of letting you know your best angle, the app alters the appearance of the image depending on the level of pollution recorded in real time via the London Air Forecast website. The app appealed to the judges by channelling the narcissism associated with selfies into a message that underlines the impact people make on climate change as individuals. The prize ...


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