Text Rain by Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv at 21c Museum Hotel (Louisville, Kentucky)

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Text Rain is an interactive installation in which participants use the familiar instrument of their bodies, to do what seems magical—to lift and play with falling letters that do not really exist. In the Text Rain installation participants stand or move in front of a large projection screen. On the screen they see a mirrored video projection of themselves in black and white, combined with a color animation of falling letters. Like rain or snow, the letters appears to land on participants’ heads and arms. The letters respond to the participants’ motions and can be caught, lifted, and then let fall again.

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/museum/exhibits/text-rain/

“Kinetic Rain” Sculpture at Changi Airport Singapore

The world’s largest kinetic sculpture is in the Departure-Check-in Hall of Terminal 1 at Singapore Airport.

“Kinetic Rain” Changi Airport Singapore from ART+COM on Vimeo.

In the course of refurbishment works ART+COM was commissioned to create a signature art installation for the Departure-Check-in hall of Terminal 1 at Singapore Airport. “Kinetic Rain” is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.

http://www.changiairport.com/terminal1

Luminescence Illuminated Sculpture (Boulder, Colorado)

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Image credit: coil-lighting

Conceived and created by members of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder for their 50th Anniversary, this sculpture is visible at the entrance to The Dairy Center for the Arts and represents a merging of technology and textiles.

The sculpture was officially unveiled on Nov 19, 2014 and is scheduled to operate until the front of the building is renovated. The Handweavers Guild donated the sculpture to The Dairy Center and the city of Boulder with the hope various student groups will create effects and interactive sensors to control it in months and years to come.

For more details:

danjuliodesigns llc
http://www.danjuliodesigns.com/personal/personal/personal/luminescence.html

Handweavers Guild of Boulder
http://www.handweaversofboulder.org/

Coil Lighting
http://www.coil-lighting.com/

Kit Webster’s Plateaux at Bendigo Art Gallery (Bendigo, VIC, Australia)

plataeux from Kit Webster on Vimeo.

Plateaux is a multi-faceted laser-cut audiovisual sculpture illuminated with mapped projections, commissioned and acquired by Bendigo Art Gallery for their permanent collection. The work evolves through a plethora of kaleidoscopic arrangements which are mapped to the various facets of sculpture. It’s outcome is produced by mixing and duplicating a variety of selected animated sequences into groups whilst individually altering the layers to produce a suitable colour palette and design. The work mimics ancient decorative wall reliefs, enhanced through the integration of digital projection mapping. Its also designed to reflect the complexities of psychedelic mind altering experiences and an abstract depiction of a quantum scale.

http://kitwebster.com/plateaux/

http://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/

h/t http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/laser-cut-wood-sculpture-morphs-into-a-kaleidoscopic-portal

Project Edison by IDEO Interactive Sculpture at The Epiphany Hotel (Palo Alto, California)

Edison is a 10’x10’ sculpture, installed as the centerpiece of the Epiphany hotel in Palo Alto, that is comprised of 100 custom LED bulbs that are each individually controlled in brightness and vertical position, creating a 3-dimensional canvas of light and motion that spans the hotel’s two story mezzanine. The installation pulls from a repository of code, visualizing generative algorithms, ambient movement, data visualization, and any realm of infinite possibilities. The piece was designed as a platform so that any user can contribute their own code to visualize on the sculpture in the space and participate in the collaborative piece.

http://www.projectedison.io/

http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/silicon-valley-hotels/the-epiphany-hotel/

EDISON from IDEO on Vimeo.

Musical Stairs by Remo Saraceni at Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (San Francisco)

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Musical Stairs are an art initiative that increases physical activity and builds social connection within the communities.

Musical stairs and Big Piano are present in more than 1.000 Children’s Museums, Discovery Center, Science Center, City Subway, Shopping Centre, Music Museums and Children’s Hospital. We have partnered with people around the world to touch more lives with this rare innovation. Musical stairs will continue to influence people positively and more lives will be touched in time to come.

http://www.pier39.com/home/attractions/on-the-pier/musical-stairs/

http://www.musicalstairs.com/

The Interval at Long Now at Fort Mason Center (San Francisco)

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A bar, cafe, museum, and the home of The Long Now Foundation.

Come enjoy coffee or cocktails surrounded by books floor-to-ceiling and mechanical wonders from a clock engineered to last 10,000 years. Featuring Brian Eno’s music and his ambient painting—a continuously evolving, never-repeating work of art. An inspiring venue for great conversations and delicious drinks.

Located in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

http://theinterval.org/

Robot Swarm at MoMath – The Museum of Mathematics (New York City)

Exhibit opened on December 14, 2014

Don’t miss the public debut of Robot Swarm, MoMath’s new blockbuster exhibit. Interact with two dozen small, glowing robots who react to your presence and communicate with each other, chasing after you or zooming away as you move across the floor. With cutting-edge new developments in motion control and positioning systems, this is the most ambitious robotics exhibit in the nation. Discover why swarm technology is one of the most exciting fields of robotics, as simple mathematical rules bring these robots to life!

http://momath.org/home/robot-swarm/