The Climate Machine is a mirror that changes in clarity with your carbon footprint, and is surrounded with 200 bulbs that switch on and off to represent your energy footprint. On the back is a more detailed visualisation of energy and carbon data.
It is widely believed that, by 2050, global temperature rise should not be allowed to go above two degrees Celsius. To meet this target in the UK, we must reduce our carbon footprint by around 90%.
A 40W incandescent light bulb left on for a day uses 1KWh of power. In The Climate Machine, this icon of electricity consumption represents the basic unit of energy. People can visualise their lifestyle, with the number of light bulbs constantly on showing their actual energy consumption.