How does it work?

The project gathers XML data from www.xively.com/ and converts this data into sound through a process called data-sonification. The electricity usage (watts) is converted into audible sinewave frequencies (hertz).

What tools were used throughout the project

The project was originally conceived using the programming language Processing with the Minim processing library. The current project however was rebuilt using Max/MSP.

Why is the project important?

The project aims to highlight energy usage and the way we consume this scarce resource.

By using the energy saving monitors from Current Cost, users of these products can track their energy usage and make huge saving to their utility bills, whilst at the same time making the world a greener place. Current Cost are going from strength to strength, with their products now also becoming available in countries such as the United States and India.