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Cultural Innovation International Prize

The Newton Machine

Making Energy at the Edge


Presentation of the project The Newton Machine, winner of the II Cultural Innovation International Prize.

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. The Reconstrained Design Group worked with Eday island, Scotland, to create this exhibition of  demonstration machines.

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