Peter Buczkowski

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Type 0+

Based on the technological advancement and the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize, the ’Kardashev Scale’ categorizes our civilization in different types.

According to this scale, our current civilization is still a Type 0.
To become Type I, it needs to be able to use all available energy sources on the planet it inhabits. As an attempt to do so, this project shows examples of how to utilize the animal world and the behavior and characteristics of individual animals as a possible energy source.

The examples are presented in a series of sketchbooks, where the last one is containing blank pages in the end for further ideas and thoughts. In addition to each example there is also some space left to do calculations.

Even though the amount of the harvested energy is oftentimes very low, it is important for me to find out roughly the amount of it.

Type 0+ is rather an impulse than a solution, to consider different and unexplored areas for future energy production.