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November 03, 2006

Visualizing energy with STATIC!

power aware cord

What if energy was a design material, just like plastic and steel and wood? That's the premise behind STATIC!, a design project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. They've come up with a number of interesting prototypes of ways to help consumers become more aware of their energy use. Among their ideas...

Some of these items are just prototypes, others are on the way to market. As pointed out on the Inhabitat blog, they are all indicative of a growing trend of bringing our energy use front and center in our conscious thought.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at November 3, 2006 10:52 PM