(We Are) Light Catchers is a project proposal created as part of the In/Visible Cities Prototyping Lab and presented at transmediale Capture All.
(We Are) Light Catchers collects personal light experiences into a collaborative public light sculpture. Participants wear a light sensor that records the colours of the ambient light around them. Over a period of 24 hours the sensor builds up a “personal light story” specific to that person’s environment and daily habits. Each light recording is shown as animated changes of colour over time in a public light sculpture. Each element of the sculpture is illuminated with one person’s light history. As more people “bring the light” to the sculpture it becomes a place for people to meet and compare our shared experiences of light. Workshops will allow the public to learn about the technology and privacy issues of crowd-sourced data collection while helping to build the wearable sensors. Light Catchers seeks to raise awareness of our individual light environments and gives the chance to “bring your light” to a collaborative public installation.
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