Urban Omnibus: Eco-Visualization - Aesthetics for Sustainability

12 April, 2013 - 08:06

"Static!’s Power-Aware Cord is simple, beautiful, and effective. It’s an electrical strip with a cable embedded with wires that emit light relative to how much electricity is being drawn from the grid. The more current, the brighter the light and the faster it spirals. TIME Magazine listed it on the 50 best inventions of 2010 and commented, “In testing the device, researchers found that making the invisible visible tuned consumers in to their bad habits, nudging them to power down and offering some surprising appliance insights: when a radio broadcasts drumbeats and bass riffs, its electricity consumption jumps.”

Read more about it: http://urbanomnibus.net/2013/04/eco-visualization-aesthetics-for-sustainability/

Published: by Juliet Helmke
April 10th, 2013