Emma Craine

Office spaces encapsulate productive energy. The invention and integration of the light bulb into the public sector created opportunities for artificial lighting to transform the duration and location of one’s work day. There was no longer a reliance on natural light, making it commonplace for public office spaces to contain very few or even no windows at all resulting in the possibility of a seemingly endless day. The consequences of brighter and more efficient light sources are vast–prolonged stress and anxiety often translate to hyperactivity and fidgeting, or what we can call stress energy. Relying on hyperactive motion (foot on treadle) to produce light (flywheel kinetic energy reserve), “Input, Output” converts stress energy back into productive energy magnifying the contemporary work condition.