ETC Group (“erosion, technology, concentration”), a Toronto-based activist organization, is looking into ways to highlight the dangers of nanotech. Their latest effort is to develop a brand new internationally standardized sign for dangerous nanotech materials. Illustrated are 16 finalists from ETC’s competition.
Washington Post explains:
A panel of six judges, including nanoscientists and artists from such respected institutions as England’s Liverpool University and the Chicago Art Institute, winnowed the offerings to 16 finalists. Attendees at this year’s World Social Forum in Nairobi — a large gathering of social and economic justice activists held at the same time as the flashier World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — will get to vote this week for their favorite sign.
“We plan to send the winning design to all the standard-setting bodies we can find,” Shand said. That would include the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission, both based in Geneva, which are the prime standard-setting bodies for international hazard symbols.