Echelman Goes Interactive with "Unnumbered Sparks"

Echelman Goes Interactive with "Unnumbered Sparks"

The one-of-a-kind Janet Echelman, who creates monumental net sculptures all over the world, just created Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks , her largest piece yet for the 30th TED conference in Vancouver. Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks / All photos courtesy Studio Echelman With data artist Aaron Koblin at Google’s Creative Labs, Echelman went interactive, enabling visitors to this nearly 750-wide floating cloud to paint beams of light across the face of the mesh using their smartphones. Amazingly, the pulsing lights on the sculpture are made possible by embedded technology. The giant sculpture essentially acts as a “single full-screen Google Chrome window over 10 million pixels in size,” writes the design team. The title of the sculpture, Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks , comes from a line in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar . Echelman said: “it’s about each one o...

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