The Newton Machine project by James Auger, Julian Hanna, Enrique Encinas, Parakram Pyakurel, Mohammed Ali (Madeira Interactive Technologies) and Laura Watts (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) in collaboration with Community Energy Scotland, is the winner of the II Cultural Innovation International Prize, which is now exhibited at the CCCB, Barcelona.
The project turns an ethereal subject like energy sourcing and storing into a tangible idea that can be experienced through a live installation. Being a project that deals with community energy models it also brings agency and empowers people. The Newton Machine is honest in that it accepts that there is no universal solution to such a multifaceted issue as climate change inviting people to understand their particular contextual challenges and find inventive solutions.
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