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Energy as a currency

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  • The ways of energy consumption in current time is an important issue. The aspect of environmental damage emphasizes not only the problem of production process of energy but consumption as well. To be processed our every action asks for energy but consequences of an act are rarely realized.  “Energy as a currency” is exploring ways to raise awareness and bring responsibility of energy consumption to an individual scale. Bringing realization of responsibility to a user.
    Our projects links two current essential systems. The system of producing/providing/ consuming energy and the financial/billing system. We offer to use energy as payment unit in a daily life. Providing every individual with an energy salary that brings the level of consciousness in decision-making and consumption. New trading medium highlights the value of energy.
  • Fictional battery wallet is a highly efficient element provided with energy for daily payments. People always ignore the energy issue mostly because it is something invisible, therefore no one seriously thinks about using energy wisely. As a replacement of the stereotypical wallet, the battery wallet can actually raise the question of “Should I buy it?” . From another point of view, when every product is re-evaluated by the actual amount of energy that was consumed during making/growing/shipping process, people will start to have a new perspective of what kind of goods are actually energy-saving or eco-friendly revealing actual value to the environment.
  • project done together with Wei Lun Tseng