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Have you had a chance to stroll through our new plastics gallery in the Open Sea wing? It includes spectacular art installations and photo collages from artists all over the world, created from everyday plastic.

Enjoy the art—and learn what you can do to reduce plastic use

The show includes work from Chris Jordan (PopTech 2009), whose work explores contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives, connecting the viewer viscerally to the enormity and power of humanity’s collective will.

In one of the most emotional presentations at PopTech 2009, Jordan shares heart-wrenching images of birds killed by ingesting plastics that increasingly pollute our oceans.

"What I’m trying to do with these images is take this raw data, these statistics, and translate them from the dry language of numbers into a universal visual language of feeling."

Photographer Chris Jordan (PopTech 2007) on visual impact.

Coming to PopTech isn’t just about absorbing an onslaught of mind-blowing ideas; it’s about heightening your senses. We’ve woven various methods of perception into each conference. Today, we bring you PopTech in 5 senses.

"Use all of the richness of your senses to communicate with one another and understand just how important it is to reassure one another using these ancient and well-adapted modalities.”

— Nina Jablonski at PopTech 2007

Sit back, relax and enjoy!