The Human Power Plant

Concept Dataviz Graphic Design Performance Science

Experiment, 2016
Our tendency of taking the seemingly unlimited flow of electricity for granted led me to ponder whether I can generate power on my own. I set myself the challenge to harvest energy from my body’s everyday movements and activities to satisfy my daily electricity needs. The process of capturing superfluous energy from walking, talking, breathing, or my body’s heat made me realise the enormous discrepancy between the amount of energy my body can generate and the amount I consume every day. The diagram on display shows my attempts to generate electricity, my struggle to reach a relevant amount, and the consequences of doing so.

Exhibited in London at the Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show