Demo Hour

Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks

Issue: XXI.4 July + August 2014
Page: 8
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Janet Echelman, Aaron Koblin

Studio Echelman installed its largest, most interactive sculpture installation to date at the TED Conference's 30th anniversary. The monumental aerial sculpture spanned 745 feet between a 24-story skyscraper and the Vancouver Convention Center.

The sculpture was presented with an original interactive work created in collaboration with artist Aaron Koblin, creative director of the Data Arts team in Google's Creative Lab. At night the sculpture came to life as visitors were able to choreograph the lighting in real time using physical gestures on their mobile devices. Vivid beams of light were projected across a massive scale as the result of small movements on spectators' phones.

Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin, [email protected]