tobias ebsen [.dk] DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN

POWER DISPLAY, Sydney 2013

The project explored the use of public displays for residential use and  for encouraging energy conservation by the use of real-time visualizations.

In December 2013 two families in Sydney were asked to participate in a study to help understand the behavior of normal households in regard to conserving electricity in their everyday lives. Their houses were fitted with displays showing real-time energy consumption, thereby making it visible to neighbors and passers-by. From a tablet computer the families where then able to follow their usage and control what visualizations the outside display were showing.

Type of work: design, construction and programming
Place: sydney, australia
Year: 2013
Client: sydney university, faculty of architecture, design and planning
Hardware: custom flip-dot displays, raspberry pi, openenergymonitor emontx
Software: custom app in c++ with openFrameworks
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