09 January 2013. Daikanyama and Shibuya, Tokyo. Energy Bank Crank & Go! took to the streets of Tokyo. Daikanyama provided a relaxed and relatively quiet environment for shooting a video demo/user manual. Moving to the very crowded and noisy crossing at Shibuya, sound tests and different user modes were carried out. Activities @ Shibuya Depositing energy: Charging… Read More »
Energy Bank 2010 – 2012 Public artwork/facility. Target audience: Random pedestrians; tourists, city dwellers, commuters, etc. Energy Bank is a special type of bank; an altruistic public power dispensing machine that generates, stores and dispenses electricity derived from kinetic energy (muscle power) and solar power for recharging electronic mobile devices. It functions when pedestrians (clients)… Read More »
The Energy Bank is based on transforming kinetic energy into electricity, and as such related to effort and manual labor. Yet the human body can generate energy passively – through heat and body fluids, sweat, urine and BLOOD, which could be used to power microbots grown out of living tissue that operate inside the body.… Read More »
Images: Roman Minaev
Ingenious idea seeks historic locations I am in Berlin working with Roman Minaev on visualizations of Energy Bank. I show my host, Michelle Teran, the first sketches and she says – how about retrofitting old petrol pump stations as Energy Banks. I have thought of this before, but had abandoned the idea. Mostly because my… Read More »
People powered propeller reduces the ecological footprint Upon landing at Gardemoen Airport (Oslo) last night I saw a funny sight out of the plane window …….