Share Your Power

— Public, real-time visualisation of domestic electricity usage. The prototype uses a mechanical system, known as flip-dot technology, consisting of physical discs that are controlled electro-mechanically to either show a white or black dot. The technology is highly energy-efficient as it only draws electricity for changing the content of the display. A further advantage over light-based display technologies is that flip-dot displays are visible even in bright daylight. A custom-built tablet web application allowed controlling the flipdot displays from inside the house. Project team: Martin Tomitsch, Tobias Ebsen, Oliver Dawson, Monika Hoinkis, Andrew Vande Moere, and more. Published in Media Architecture: Using Information and Media as Construction Material, at the 2014 Making Cities Liveable Conference, and the 2018 CHI conference.