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Unnumbered sparks : Interactive community artwork by Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin

20 Mar

Unnumbered sparks : Interactive community artwork by Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
― Richard Feynman

I came across this brilliant collaboration of art and technology by a post by Melinda Gates on her Facebook page. This  interactive public art is a collaboration by artist Janet Echelman and Google Creative Director Aaron Koblin. The introduction on the website says :

” For TED’s 30th anniversary, artists  Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin  collaborated to create Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night the sculpture becomes a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas.

The sculpture spans 745 feet between buildings in downtown Vancouver, Canada from March 15-22, 2014 (map). At night, it comes alive with illumination. Visitors with smartphones and tablets will be able to paint vibrant beams of light across the sculpture at a remarkable scale: small movements on their phones become hundred foot long trails evolving and combining with fellow participants.”

Please do see this brilliant textile art and its interactive probabilities. This is so fascinating and had earlier posted Sir Anish Kapoor and Renzo Piano talks in earlier posts.I find Sculpture  and Architecture fascinating. “Unnumbered Sparks” is  brilliant and truly next gen public art.

Please, this is a must see. Please do see the web interface of “Unnumbered Sparks”.

Hope you have a lovely day! Thank you!

 

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