Infinity Cube: Language of Light At Birch Aquarium At Scripps (La Jolla, California)

Open through December 31, 2017

On April 7 Birch Aquarium is launching the Infinity Cube, a new, immersive installation that explores bioluminescence.

For three months, London-based artist Iyvone Khoo worked alongside Scripps Institution of Oceanography marine biologist Michael Latz in an effort to better understand the role of bioluminescence — light produced by living organisms — in the marine environment.

They filmed more than six hours of footage of single-celled marine organisms called dinoflagellates reacting to various stimulants, such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow, and air pressure.

Those videos have become the basis of the Infinity Cube, a temporary new exhibit opening April 7 at Birch Aquarium. The 8-foot cube, generously funded by Rick and Patty Elkus, will surround guests in projected and reflected larger-than-life images of bioluminescence accompanied by soundscape. Additional support for the interpretative component of the exhibit was provided by the National Science Foundation.

Through activities and interpretation accompanying the installation, guests will have opportunities to learn more about the phenomenon of bioluminescence—how dinoflagellates produce light and how many marine species use light for camouflage, protection and communication.

https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/visit/exhibits/infinity-cube

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037

Sidewalk Harp by Jen Lewin (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Sidewalk Harp is a permanent, outdoor interactive instrument in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the headquarters of the Be The Match Registry.

The Sidewalk Harp is played by passing your body through the 36 sensors capped with LEDs along the bottom of the 40-foot long stainless steel form. Much like plucking the string of a harp, passing through the sensors triggers custom circuitry and sensors to produce musical notes and LED colors. As the community gathers and plays together, they create a symphony of color that washes over the urban landscape. This act of engagement with others is just as much part of the art as the sculpture is itself.

http://jenlewinstudio.com/sidewalk-harp/

500 N 5th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Mirages & miracles by Adrien M and Claire B (Italy and France)

Mirages & miracles, premier aperçu… from Adrien M & Claire B on Vimeo.

A series of installations inhabited by digital animism.

New work Autumn 2017.

Ranging from small to large-scale work, this corpus of installations offers a delicate coincidence between the virtual and the material using augmented drawings, holographic illusions, virtual-reality headsets, large-scale projections. It offers a unique ensemble of improbable scenarios that takes root in both the mirage and the miracle, and plays with the boundaries between true and false, the animate and the inanimate, the authentic and the deceptive, the magical, the wondrous, and the indescriptible.

http://www.am-cb.net/en/projets/mm

Gulliver’s Gate in Times Square (New York City)

Previews begin April 4 – May 8, 2017
Official Grand Opening is May 9, 2017

A full city block wide, Gulliver’s Gate is a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures that will ignite your imagination and challenge your perspective.

https://gulliversgate.com/

Travel + Leisure wrote a great article about it
www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/gullivers-gate-nyc-times-square

Gulliver’s Gate
216 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

XCEED – Resonance Aura series at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan)

On view now until March 21, 2017

Energy Chamber: Resonance Aura from XCEED on Vimeo.

The exhibition introduces edition zero of Resonance Aura with 2 other kinetic works. Each instrument moves at different speeds and produces three solfeggio frequencies (194.18Hz, 741Hz, and 852Hz) to summon psychological energy. The works were created by crossing the boundaries of machine engineering, Eastern philosophy, and Western music and drew from ancient and contemporary ideas. The audience will flow through an ambiguous flicker created through the persistence of lights and a mellow stream of sound.

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
7 & 8th Floor, Riverain Center Bld.,
3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City
JAPAN

http://faam.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/ecologyofcreation/

http://www.xceed.hk/work/energychamber-resoaura/

Color Commons on Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston, Massachusetts)

It’s back and on display through Winter 2017!

Color Commons from New American Public Art on Vimeo.

Color Commons is a responsive installation by New American Public Art that invites passersby to change the color of The Greenway’s twelve 24-foot tall Light Blades that line the Wharf District parks (between State Street and India Street) via text message. As an added element of intrigue throughout the installation, in addition to texting colors, the public can solve a cipher and text the decoded message to the Light Blades. The cipher – a simple letter substitution puzzle – will be posted on-site. By texting the correct message, the visitor will be rewarded with an unexpected color show.

http://www.newamericanpublicart.com/color-commons-2017

The Virtual Reality Cinema (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

World’s very first Virtual Reality Cinema opened it’s doors! It’s located in the heart of Amsterdam, but you will feel like you are in far away countries, animated worlds or places you could never go before. The VR Cinema is a place where everybody has the possibility to get acquainted with virtual reality and experience what it is like to see the finest selection of VR movies that are unfolding around you in 360 degrees. We hope to welcome you in The VR Cinema soon.

https://thevrcinema.com/

The VR Cinema Amsterdam:
Oosterdokskade 5
1011 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

In Principio (E Poi) Interactive Installation at the Vatican Museums (Rome, Italy)

Studio Azzurro’s In Principio (e poi) (‘In the beginning’ and then’) is the first interactive video installation in the Vatican Museums and was installed in the Fall of 2016.

From the Venice Biennale 2013

Studio Azzurro. IN PRINCIPIO (E POI) 2013. Video by Stefano Scialotti. from stefano scialotti on Vimeo.

http://www.museivaticani.va/

http://www.studioazzurro.com/index.php?com_works=&view=detail&work_id=125&option=com_works&Itemid=22&lang=it

IMAX VR (Los Angeles, California)

Prepare for a mind-shattering VR experience with insanely immersive visuals and 360 sound that will launch you and your friends into virtual worlds more realistic than anything you’ve ever imagined. Shoot, soar, save the day and play to win in a state-of-the-art IMAX VR Experience Centre. Welcome to the future. You’re not ready, but you will be.

http://imaxvr.imax.com/

157 South Fairfax
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Across from the Grove)