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Firewall: An Interactive Fabric Surface by Aaron Sherwood

Firewall: An Interactive Fabric Surface by Aaron Sherwood performance art light interactive digital

Firewall is a new interactive artwork by New York media artist Aaron Sherwood created in collaboration with Michael Allison. The presentation is relatively straightforward but still visually stunning: different ‘modes’ of light are projected onto a taut membrane of spandex which then reacts kinetically in response to touch. Firewall was made using Processing, Max/MSP, Arduino and a Kinect that work in tandem to create the experience and will be used in an upcoming performance art piece involving dancer Kiori Kawai who will interact with the piece on stage. Learn more over on Sherwood’s blog. (via designboom)

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Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Media architect Claudio Benghi and light artist Gloria Ronchi joined together in 2006 to form Aether & Hemera, an interdisciplinary collaboration that seeks “to research the aesthetic challenges of light and its power to trigger emotions and response, creating a sense of identity or setting a mood.” Their latest installation in London’s Canary Wharf is this beautiful fleet of 300 illuminated boats called Voyage. Each floating light is reminiscent of a paper-folded origami boat that is illuminated from within, and I’m told there is a wireless network in the vicinity that allows you to join with your mobile device and somehow alter the color of the entire installation.

Voyage will be up through February 15th, 2013, and while the lights are on during the day, the viewing is probably best at night. I want to thank photographers Sean Batten and Ian Docwra for providing the images for this post.

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Incredible Timelapse Video of the Night Sky Recorded Using a Fisheye Lens

Incredible Timelapse Video of the Night Sky Recorded Using a Fisheye Lens timelapse stars space light

Incredible Timelapse Video of the Night Sky Recorded Using a Fisheye Lens timelapse stars space light

French photographer Stephane Vetter captured this outstanding time-lapse of the night sky using a Sigma 8 mm fisheye lens, meaning that what you see in the video is a true representation of the entire visible sky. Titled Leonid and Zodiacal Light, the brief but jaw-dropping clip was shot November 17th of this year and includes a five-hour star trail and Vetter even takes time to label signifiant stars and other objects visible in the sky. Make sure you watch it full-screen.

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Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel

Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic

Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic

Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic

Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic

Forests Drenched in Light and Fog by Boguslaw Strempel trees Poland light landscapes Czech Republic

In that brief window of time when the foggy remnants of night clash with the rays of early morning sun, photographer Boguslaw Strempel positions himself atop high mountain peaks to capture these beautiful landscapes around Poland and the Czech Republic. See many more photos here. (via my modern met)

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Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

Light Studies: Experimental Light Photos by Kim Pimmel long exposure light

San Francisco-based UI designer and photographer Kim Pimmel creates extraordinary long exposure light photographs using a huge variety of common objects and technologies. Although the photos appear digitally rendered they actually merge simple things like ping pong balls, old turntables, and simple pendulums with LEDs, Arduino microcomputers, servos and other lighting mechanisms such as iPhone screens to make the photos you see here. His light studies set on Flickr is well worth your time and he also made a wild video using some of the same techniques. (via ruines humaines)

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Temporary Light Etchings on the Streets of Copenhagen by Asbjørn Skou

Temporary Light Etchings on the Streets of Copenhagen by Asbjørn Skou street art light etching Copenhagen

Temporary Light Etchings on the Streets of Copenhagen by Asbjørn Skou street art light etching Copenhagen

Temporary Light Etchings on the Streets of Copenhagen by Asbjørn Skou street art light etching Copenhagen

Temporary Light Etchings on the Streets of Copenhagen by Asbjørn Skou street art light etching Copenhagen

Temporary Light Etchings on the Streets of Copenhagen by Asbjørn Skou street art light etching Copenhagen

Artist Asbjørn Skou lives and works in Copenhagen where he creates all matter of prints, drawings, and occasionally public light installations. The images above are from a 2010 series called Markeringer where the artist projected a collection etchings at the Sjaeloer railway station. To me it looks almost as is the drawings have been etched into the building’s surface causing the light from the inside to creep through. See much more from this installation here. (via ruines humaines)

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New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books A grid of physical entities, 2012

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books A capacity to breed and recover, 2011

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books Circle of reception, 2011

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books An upward displacement, 2010

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books Resound with an echo, 2011

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books Revisit the revolution, 2012

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books Second system of ethics, 2012

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books Science of planting forest, 2010

New Rural Light and Book Installations by Rune Guneriussen sculpture light installation books

Norwegian conceptual artist Rune Guneriussen (previously) explores a fascinating balance of human culture and nature with his outdoor installations of electric lamps, stacked books, chairs, and phones that appear to have gathered in small herds and swarms as if suddenly sentient. Each work is assembled and photographed on-site without any digital intervention in various rural locations around Norway. Guneriussen just updates his website with nearly two dozen new photos of works over the past three years (the photos are scattered around the site, but it’s well worth the clicking) and also opened a show at Rheingalerie Bonn gallery which runs through November 10. (via my modern met)

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