Newton Machine Exhibition @CCCB
1 February - 15 April
We were delighted to win the Cultural Innovation International Prize 2017, awarded by CCCB Art Gallery in Barcelona, for our project, The Newton Machine.
The Newton Machine is a design manual and prototype for an energy storage device, made with a local community using their tools, spare parts, and expertise. It takes us from the power socket, ‘through the wall’ to the energy infrastructure behind. We in the Reconstrained Design Group worked with Eday island, Scotland, to create this exhibition of demonstration machines and short film.
Our collaborators were Community Energy Scotland, Eday Renewable Energy Ltd. and the project was part of the new Reconstrained Design Group (colleagues at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, M-ITI, and myself). Read more on The Newton Machine.
With enormous thanks to everyone in Eday, Scotland, who participated with such enthusiasm and generosity, and made the Eday Newton Machine a working success.
A film by Aaron Watson about the Eday Newton Machine, plus a collection of working prototypes will be exhibited at CCCB until mid-April.