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Interactive Light at Miami-Dade Government Center

Ivan Toth Depeña has made some pretty incredible displays in his career thus far.  One beautiful and fun example would be the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places commission that Ivan did for the Miami0Dade Government Center.  Check this out:

From Ivan’s Vimeo page on the installation:

MIAMI, FL – Ivan Toth Depeña’s light-based installation “Reflect” was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami on November 18, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.

This dynamic art work is designed by the artist with the idea of welcoming visitors and employees to Government Center in a fun and interactive way,” said Michael Spring, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. “It will energize the lobby and symbolize the County’s commitment to be informative and responsive to our citizens.”

As a main stop in Miami’s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters; incorporating the notion of daily circulation into his piece, Depeña uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby. The project engages the building’s visitors and references the idea of community through various means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.

For more information please visit: ivandepena.com

Commissioned by: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places:

Additional Project Support:

Lighting Consultant and Programming Support: Focus Lighting

With generous support by: Color Kinetics

Music: Duster

Isn’t it amazing that this kind of art can be made in the same place that bands of neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets?  Blows the mind.

Vectorial Elevation, JimOnLight.com Readers Edition

Like I promised, this post is a tribute to some of the Vectorial Elevation designs that were produced live in Vancouver, Canada over the last few months.  The Vectorial Elevation interface is still alive and kicking, so go create your design and post a link to your work in the comments!

Virtualizations are on the left side, real world image on the right.  Here’s a time-lapse video of the Vectorial Elevation from relatively close, courtesy of the TourTechTV blog:

Alex Weisman from Salt Lake City, UT:

Nick Malczewsky from Buffalo, NY:

2Henchmen from Duluth, MN:

Boyd Design from Bridgeport, CT:

Ryan Fischer from Boston, MA:

Jim Hagan from Washington, DC (and one dedicated to Scott Buford):

JimOnLight.com: Design 1

Excellent creativity, everybody!  What a great experience this has been.  A huge thanks to Rafael Lozano-Hemmer for creating this bit of excellence.