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The Bay Bridge lights are back on

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“The Bay Lights,” a massive light sculpture by New York’s Leo Villareal, is made up of 25,000 twinkling LEDs that animate the San Francisco skyline. The piece went up in 2013 for a two-year period that ended in March 2015. However the nonprofit organization Illuminate the Arts raised $4 million to turn the lights back on for good. Continue reading

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Lumiere London

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Web app and lighting design by Art AV strung between buildings at Oxford Circus.

Cold January nights have a tendency to trigger an instinctive need to hide away indoors until springtime but recent efforts in London have residents and tourists alike flocking to the streets. The first annual Lumiere London was a 4-night urban festival that re-imagined London’s urban landscape and architecture through the work of 30 installations across four main areas of the city. Continue reading

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Light therapy in Montreal

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Glowing seesaws have taken over the iconic Place Des Festivals in Montreal, combining a public art installation with a luminous interactive experience. Designed by Lateral Office and CS Design, the giant seesaws, dubbed “Impulse,” hum with music when passersby play on them. The vibrant seesaws were chosen for the city’s sixth annual Luminothérapie event, which includes art and tech projects that use light and design. Continue reading

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The Wabash Lights

The Wabash Lights – The Beta Test from Jack C. Newell on Vimeo.

The Wabash Lights,” a public-art idea from the minds of local designers Jack Newell and Seth Unger reached (and actually surpassed) its Kickstarter goal of $55,000 for its beta version on Monday. That means that the project’s system of interactive LEDs will soon illuminate Wabash Avenue underneath a portion of the train tracks between Monroe and Adams streets. Continue reading

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INTER/play at Vivid Sydney

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Vivid Sydney 2015 is currently underway and lighting up the city in this unique annual event of light, music and ideas. INTER/play by The Propaganda Mill transforms historic Cadmans Cottage into a magical environment by using the architecture of the building as a canvas and light as a material. Instead of being pre-rendered, the graphics projected onto and into the cottage evolve in real-time and are ‘sculpted’ through the movement and interactions of spectators, people passing by or those drawn into the cottage itself. Continue reading

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Alley of Light

alley of lightDuring the 2014 Amsterdam Light Festival, the dutch-based design offices of Serge Schoemaker Architects and Digiluce have created the “Alley of Light”, a 12-meter long passage surrounded by a 4-meter high three-dimensional matrix of 2000 handmade bulbs. The work is defined by its illumination. Recalling the typical narrow alleys of red and grey bricks in the historic center of the city, the installation visualizes the theme of this third annual event in an unorthodox way. Continue reading

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