LIVE LEVELS

Live Levels are a pair of resource consumption monitors that provide physical, immediate visualization of energy and water usage at home.

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The visualizations are presented as micro-ecosystems with living organisms. Turning on energy-consuming appliances will decrease a plant’s exposure to light. Using water from a tap starts to drain the water in an aquarium with fish. Overconsumption of these resources will eventually lead to the organisms’ death, encouraging conservation.

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Live Levels model the impacts of our consumption on the environment at a graspable scale; we feel responsible for the fish and the plant, as our overconsumption poses a direct threat to their livelihoods. At the same time, these models are meant to help heighten awareness of our impacts on a larger scale.

Team: Anders Stougaard Erlendsson, Peter Otto Kuhberg, Paula Te

Role: Concept, Programming, Building

Date: 27. maj 2015

Categories: Arduino / Connected objects / Critical design / Physical computing