GreenLite Dartmouth: Unplug or the Polar Bear Gets It





Author(s):




Contributors:


Tim Tregubov, Kate Schnippering, Yoon-Ki Park,
Ray diCiaccio, Max Friedman, Jennifer Huang, Justin Slick,
Giulia Siccardo, Jessica Glago, Stephanie Trudeau, Daniel Gobaud, Daniel Garcia, Craig Slagel, Lorie Loeb


Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2009: Information Aesthetics Showcase

Category:


Panel / Roundtable

Abstract/Summary/Introduction:

GreenLite Dartmouth visualizes complex, real-time energy data using interactive animations to create an emotional relationship between energy use and its e ects. When electricity use is low, for example, a polar bear is happy and playful. As more energy is used, the bear becomes distressed, and his well-being is endangered.