Mathura Govindarajan, Viniyata Pany

An installation that simplifies the concept of energy through a heat map of the energy usage on the ITP floor


Our aim through this project is to make the community aware of, and reflect on their energy usage. While we present only the data on the ITP floor, we will make the visualizations help the general community associate the numbers with daily facts and figures.

The project will involve installing an interactive screen that gives passers-by an easy-to-understand overview of the real time energy use of the floor, while providing the ability for the curious to examine the moment-by-moment data in more detail. This installation will visualize and gamify energy usage in the building through fun comparisons and contrasts of energy usage. Users will be able to look at and analyze the energy usage from any time in the past year up until the present moment.

The realtime energy data will be procured through the enertiv energy monitoring system. The visualization will be presented to users on touch screens along with a physical dial to set the time range.

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Energy, Web Development with Open Data


Yue Hu, Ying He, Yan Zhao

Aim to use plants as interface connect our physical and digital lives together. Plant Interface / Under Bed Farming / Listen to Indoor Forest


In 60-70 of the last century – the 1970s scientists to explore “The Secret Life of Plants,” argue that if plant is really just a plant. they experiment with the plant connected to the polygraph machine and plant attempts to prove humans have the ability to think and communicate. Now, we live in the era of Internet of Things , technology enable people have the ability to interpret nature, we collected data nature (including humidity, light, temperature, etc.) trying to d the code the secrets of plant growth, understanding the relationship between plants and the dissemination of information through the root system. Will this changed the relationship between plants and people ? We try to use plants as interface connect our physical and digital lives together.


Data Art, Temporary Expert: Design + Science in the Anthropocene, Web Development with Open Data