Joining the crowd


MIT architecture graduate students James Graham and Thaddeus Jusczyk received global media attention over the summer after the MIT News Office publicized their idea for a device that would turn the mechanical energy of human footsteps into a source of electricity. The duo's proposed "crowd farm," was featured in more than 40 media outlets, including The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Times of London and MSNBC.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 2007 (download PDF).


Topics: Architecture, Energy, Urban studies and planning

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