– energy harnessing, collective action, prototyping, Fluxxlab
In collaboration with Fluxxlab
The Revolution Door is a modified revolving door comprised of three parts - a redesigned central core replacing that of any existing or new revolving door, a mechanical/electrical system that harnesses human energy and redistributes electricity to an output, and an output device that maps the harnessed energy. By mechanically harvesting a negligible amount of human energy and converting it to a tangible display through the use of a generator, the Revolution Door will directly communicate a single person’s contribution to an energy cycle possible through the metabolic relationship between people, technology, and architecture.
The project has garnered widespread public and media attention – in exhibition, publication, and TV segments; through such varied venues as Eyebeam Atelier in New York City, to Metropolis Magazine and the Discovery Science Channel. The project is currently in the prototyping stage and in patent pending status.