Myriel Milicevic, Hans Kadel

NEIGHBORHOOD SATELLITES ENERGY HARVESTS CLAIMING ENERGY LEAKS AS RESOURCE

Various energy harvesters, telescope, drawings (wood, electronics, paper), 2009

Our energy distribution infrastructures are clumsy, spilling off large amounts of energy as heat, light, and vibration in the process of delivering their goods. But these structural leakages are, in essence, a multitude of free power outlets for anyone wishing to collect them.
How might people literally plug in to surplus energies that they’ve accumulated, powering their own objects or feeding a local micro energy network? 
Neighbourhood Satellites Energy Harvests is an exploration of a new energy infrastructure through practical-utopian illustrations and objects. 

Biographies

Myriel is an artist and interaction designer. She received her MA from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy and her diploma in Graphic Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Further, she followed studies at the Conceptual and Information Arts department of San Francisco State University as part of her education.
Her work often takes the form of a playful exploration, which engages people in questions about their natural, social, and technical environments. These explorations take place in a range of art exhibitions, collaborations, conferences, and workshops.
Myriel is currently a senior designer and researcher at Interaction Design Studios, Berlin.

Hans is committed to any creative explorations in physical computing, design and music.  He currently pursues his degree in Interface Design at the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany.  Hans was recently an artist in residence in Sibiu, Romania, where he explored air quality and economic conditions.

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