X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All

by Paul Strauss

This might look like a curtain of randomly assorted lighting fixtures. But it’s actually an interactive video display that can detect movements of passersby and mimic them using light.

Space Invaders Light Installation by Rainer Kehres & Sebastian Hungerer

Entitled Space Invaders 2008, the light installation uses a grid of 176 unique lighting fixtures to work its magic. When a person passes in front of a video camera connected to the display, custom software and electronic dimming systems automatically translate movements into adjustments to the intensity of the lights.

YouTube Preview Image

With a pre-recorded video signal, it’ll even act as a giant (albeit very blocky) video screen.

YouTube Preview Image

Yes, Michael Jackson really does look like that (must be all the plastic surgeries).

The curtain of lights measures over 1600 square feet, and the illusion doesn’t seem like much of anything until you stand back a ways. But from a distance, in a darkened room, you really can see the effect. The system can also use other input devices such as audio signals, to turn it into a huge spectrum analyzer.

Space Invaders Light Installation by Rainer Kehres & Sebastian Hungerer

Designed by interactive artists Rainer Kehres, Sebastian Hungerer and Friedemann Wolpert the display on exhibit at ZKM Center for Art & Media in Karlsruhe, Germany through February 13, 2008.

You can find more images and information over on commonlights.

[photos: Marc Walthieu]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Upside-Down Wine Glass: Drink up! Or Down?

Upside-Down Wine Glass: Drink up! Or Down?

USS Enterprise Rebuild Underway at Smithsonian Space Dock

USS Enterprise Rebuild Underway at Smithsonian Space Dock

Cerevo Life-size Psycho-Pass Dominator Replica is Criminally Expensive

Cerevo Life-size Psycho-Pass Dominator Replica is Criminally Expensive

Cat Motorcycle Helmets are Pawesome

Cat Motorcycle Helmets are Pawesome

DIY Bluetooth LED Cloud Lamp: Cumulocheapus

DIY Bluetooth LED Cloud Lamp: Cumulocheapus

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by