Ljubljana, February 2017

Cyanometer – A Monument to the Blueness of the Sky

The Cyanometer is a blue monolith that measures the blueness of the sky, inspired by a simple tool invented by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure in 1789.  The Cyanometer is both a monument and a software that periodically captures samples of the sky. These are then translated to one of the 53 shades of blue, thus creating a special blueness archive joined with air quality data on the Cyanometer website. Being powered by solar panels, the Cyanometer is a self sustainable organism which can be fully functional in any remote natural habitat.