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 »
Exhibition: PIKSEL X. KERNEL PANIC Annual Festival for free art and technology Bergen, Norway 22-25.11.2012 Energy Bank took part in Piksel X. Kernel Panic with the first public testing of its latest model, Crank & Go! URLS External website: Energy Bank Piksel Festival
LOOSE NOTES Die Sonne tönt, nach alter Weise, In Brudersphären Wettgesang, Und ihre vorgeschriebne Reise Vollendet sie mit Donnergang. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1829 Quick introduction/recap about Energy Bank: In his essay Art and the Public Sphere Vito Acconci writes; Public space in an electronic age, is space on the run. Public… Read More »
A new model for the Energy Bank project: Moving away from trends in e-textiles towards something less slick, I’m working on a back-pack system that can produce and store more power than any current off-the-shelf/grid, mobile phone charging device. I found an old 24 DCV, 4A Clansman hand generator with a snap-on lithium battery pack,… Read More »
Images: Roman Minaev
Small and medium sized kiddies should be able to deposit their energy in the bank. While their guardians are treading the mill, they could be depositing electricity by spinning tops.