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Baltan Laboratories and Holst Centre organized an art-science workshop during Shaking Science, led by German based artists Myriel Milicevic and Hanspeter Kadel.
In everyday city living, we are surrounded by waste products from our urban infrastructures – heat waste from air conditioners, light pollution emitted from shop windows, vibration caused by heavy traffic and the loud wails of sirens. But these structural leakages are, in essence, a multitude of free power outlets for anyone wishing to collect them, because light, noise, vibration and heat can all be turned back into usable energy.
Neighbourhood Satellites Energy Harvests examines the practical as well as theoretical possibilities of an alternative, decentralized supply of energy by asking: How can citizens use these surplus energy supplies? What would local micro-power-networks, where free energy can be collected, distributed and exchanged, look like? In this workshop these questions were explored by constructing a small portable harvesters for light pollution and by testing it in the city of Eindhoven.
More info visit: baltanlaboratories.org/workshop-neighbourhood-satellites-energy-harvests/