• ‘Unnumbered Sparks’ interactive illuminated art installation graces TED Conference’s 30th anniversary

  • echelman-aaron-koblin-2To grace the occasion of the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, the residents of downtown Vancouver welcomed home a one-of-a-kind piece of art that took to the skies, a monumental net sculpture called Unnumbered Sparks. Spanning about 745 feet between buildings, the installation was create by artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin and was woven from braided fibers.

    The entire sculpture lights up during darker hours with an interactive lighting system that allows visitors who gather beneath the net to paint beams of light across the installation using a mobile application. Koblin’s Data Arts team in Google’s Creative Lab lent a hand in making the Unnumbered Sparks installation intelligent and interactive. The installation gathered all the attention it deserved as it stayed in the sky between March 15 and March 22.

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    [Via – My-Modern-Met]

    Topics: Lifestyle Tags: on March 26, 2014
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