lab[au]: binary waves
 
lab[au]: binary waves lab[au]: binary waves
nov 10, 2009

lab[au]: binary waves

the belgian design studio lab[au] placed their cybernetic installation binary waves in paris to measure and display the various flows of its surroundings. the urban installation measured people, bikes, cars, trains and electromagnetic fields in real time and displayed them through luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. the installation_s design consists of 40 rotating panels each 3m high and 60cm wide. the panels were arranged in a line to create a kinetic wall that when activated create a visual wave pattern that is altered by the flows at that moment. infared sensors capture the data and send it from one panel to the other in a series to create the wave-like effect. ‘micro-events’ in the area are transformed into ‘a unified play of light, colours and sounds directly derived from the rhythm of the city flows’.

http://lab-au.com

  • Love digital installations. I think that this is the way forward in creating interactive urban public space especially in countries like South Africa where public spaces have been reduced to the confines of a shopping mall.

    Muhammad Dawjee says:
  • nice post

    uggs says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(5 articles)

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
501,537 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample