since the last post on the power-aware cord, a physical & ambient visualization of energy usage, several new projects have been added.
Energy Curtain is a window shade that collects sunlight during the day to power a glowing pattern on the inside of the shade during the night. Appearing Wallpaper is a wallpaper that changes its pattern over time as sunlight exposes textures printed with UV-sensitive ink. Disappearing-Pattern Tiles are bathroom tiles decorated with patterns in a thermochromic ink that reacts to heat, fading away to reflect splashes & intensities of hot-water use. Erratic Appliances is a radio that “untunes” when many objects in the room are consuming energy, visualizing the consumption by its unexpected response.