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 Animated GIF (The actual artwork illumination would be much slower and smoother ...)

Animated GIF (The actual artwork illumination would be much slower and smoother ...)

“Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.” -Alexander Calder

“Data is nature.” -Paul Prudence


Our environments are pulsating with invisible datastreams. These forces – mostly hidden to the naked eye – are nonetheless a critical defining feature of our epoch. The proposed Lightlines artwork translates publicly accessible data into dynamic streams of colored light and sound. Real-time information is continuously rendered into a woven, networked composition of bits and atoms. Visible day and night, these datastreams animate the public pedestrian zone with variable intensities of illumination, creating a meditative, surprising and interactive experience.Digitally crafted by artist and engineers working in close collaboration, the artwork fuses sophisticated design and fabrication techniques with advanced material science. The result is a one-of-a-kind artwork that is cutting-edge, interactive and fun to explore for a range of visitors.

This is our semi-finalist proposal for the Google Charleston East Plaza competition (link) in the $250K category. The concept design PDF set of drawings for the BIG, Heatherwick, Hargreaves Jones building and landscape is here.

CREDITS
Future Cities Lab, San Francisco - Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno
Competition Team: Jason Kelly Johnson (Lead Artist), Emily Saunders and Carlos Sabogal, with Brian McKinney, Nat Abbott, Joel Frank, Nataly Gattegno

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