I’m participating in the 2010 01SJ Biennale as part of Eyebeam roadshow. Along with Jenny Broutin & Carmen Trudell from Fluxxlab, we’ll be offering workshops to teach people how to build their own Personal Power Plants.
The Personal PowerPlant is a portable device that harnesses electricity through a hand crank generator (with solar cell option) into a rechargeable battery for use in powering portable electronic devices through a USB terminal. The workshop introduced circuit basics and sustainable energy harvesting. Workshop participants assembled and took home their very own Personal PowerPlant. The first version of the kit (v1) can be seen on the Instructables website.
Melissa’s presenting work at the Saint-Étienne Biennale in France.
She’ll be speaking about mobility in the creative city and scenarios for alternative interactions in the public space, as part of the 23rd Entretiens Jacques-Cartier.
The conference also features Jaime Lerner, ex mayor of Curitiba, Brasil and president of the Jaime Lerner Institute, Mireille Apel-Muller from the Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement based in Paris, Hiroyuki Sasaki from Kobe University of Design, Peter Wouda from Volkswagen Design Centre, Berlin, Keisuke Kitagawa from Nagoya Technology Institute, Frédéric Bonnet from the Obras agency in Saint-Étienne, Liu Jie from Jiaotong University in Shanghai, Marcela Wainstein from Buenos Aires University, Kyung Ran Choi, director of Seoul’s Design Salon, and Laëtitia Wolff from Futureflair, New York, as moderator.