Middlesex Lounge Light Installation

2013

Audio-reactive light installations translate data collected from their respective environments into visual representations through an array of RGB LED's and a single Arduino board. Read more

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Audio-reactive light installations translate data collected from their respective environments into visual representations through an array of RGB LED’s and a single Arduino board. The system was installed in 2013 at venues around Cambridge, MA, and surrounding areas, each time customizing the piece to the space in which it was being installed.

A sideview of the project: paper pyramids arranged next to one another in a 3 (high) by 48 (wide) array. They glow different shades of light blue, orange, and pink.
An isometric (angled) view of the project: paper pyramids arranged next to one another in a 3 (high) by 48 (wide) array. They glow different shades of green and peach. The left three columns are green, the next three columns to the right are peach, then six columns of green, six of peach, three of green, three of peach.
A white male bartender wearing a plaid shirt pours a drink in a dark bar. Behind him, an array of 3D pyramids (48 wide by 3 high) are randomly light up with white light. Most are dark.
A man in a collared shirt stands with his back to camera, facing a dark bar. Behind the bar, an array of 3D pyramids (48 wide by 3 high) are randomly light up with orange light. Some are dark.
Two white men hunch over a bench with an array of paper pyramids. The sun shines behind them through windows of the room in which they work. The man in the forefront wears a beanie, has a hoodie that reads, "Wisconsin," and has a beard. The man in the back is not as legible.