Projects: PLANT/Science Museum/World Energy
World Energy: You're in Charge! is an exhibit in the Energy Gallery of the Science Museum in London. It consists of a cluster of 4 units on a wooden table-like structure. Each unit has a small video camera pointing at the viewer, which is used to take a snapshot for the application.
The interactive media itself is a 'game' - users play the part of a newly-appointed Energy Minister for a small fictional country ('LectraLand'), and balance popularity with energy production. It plays like a cut-down 'Sim City' game, where there are clear consequences to actions eg. create too many coal-powered stations and the climate takes a turn for the worst, with lightning bolts destroying existing power stations. After time is up, the user is given an 'appraisal' by the Prime Minister - either keeping their job or being fired.
This is a very popular exhibit and has been installed in several international museums.