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Alborz Kamalizad (M)
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An artist has got to be careful never really to arrive at a place where he thinks he's at somewhere. You always have to realize that you're constantly in the state of becoming. ~ Bob Dylan
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    New Recycle Symbol

    Correcting the implied perpetuality of the traditional recycle symbol:

    According to the laws of thermodynamics, the energy and matter put into an open system cannot yield equal amounts of energy and matter since a large quantity of it is lost through heat transfer to its surrounding or containing systems. The amount of energy and matter needed to create one aluminum can in the open system of a recycling plant is not equal to the energy and matter held in one aluminum can - additional effort is required to account for the loss of energy into the containing system of the universe through friction and various inefficiencies of the recycling plant.

    Thus, with the entire symbol representing the open system of recycling, the new symbol represents the loss of energy into the containing system.

    Waste, it seems, is inevitable on our human scale.

    Mon, Jun 11, 2007  Permanent link

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    scarlethue     Mon, Jun 11, 2007  Permanent link
    interesting...

    compare this to the ridiculous design of the 2012 london olympics logo...

    meganmay     Mon, Jun 18, 2007  Permanent link
    i think you should pitch this logo to the city, it will make people smarter...no really, do it.
    byte     Wed, Jan 2, 2008  Permanent link
    Witty and true! Unfortunately entropy is such a huge part of the universe that it is hard to make a simple concept seem... well, so simple. If cities started using that symbol, people may be disillusioned unto the whole process.
     
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