spark::diwali light festival 2015
Angus Muir Design was engaged by Spur to design and build an interactive Canopy of Lights for Spark as a way of celebrating Diwali with their staff, customers and the public.
The interactive canopy consisted of 864 custom LED lanterns and a surround sound audio system integrated into the lights, highlighting Sparks partnership with Spotify
Located at the main entrance of Spark’s head office, the public were able to interact with the installation, controlling the lights and music.
My involvement in the project was to design and develop the interactive control interface using the lemur scripting environment, and an audio responsive pattern generator to determine what colors and brightness values to be displayed on the DMX matrix.
The interactive control system allowed users to bounce, pull and move balls around a touch devices screen, that illuminated lights in the DMX matrix. The touch interface was also mapped to a series of sounds that would allow the user to compose musical sequences as they interacted with the light matrix.
The result was an interactive and highly engaging digital experience.
Photos by Bas van Est
Video by Sophia Jenny