You might already have a few fancy LED lights in your living room, maybe a few Philip ones, but they’re not this intelligent….
Zigelbaum + Coelho (a design studio founded by Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coelho who play mostly with design technology & art) have created this interactive lighting installation composed of an array of magnetic, physical pixels.
Individually, pixel-tiles change their color in response to touch and communicate their state to each other by using a person’s body as the conduit for information. When grouped together, the pixel-tiles create patterns and animations that can serve as a tool for customizing our physical spaces. By transposing the pixel from the confines of the screen and into the physical world, focus is drawn to the materiality of computation and new forms for design emerge. The project was originally conceived for the Design Miami/ Basel 2010 W Hotels Designer of the Future Award.
We already mentioned them a few days ago because as you’re probably aware of, this installation is part of the “Analog” exhibition currently taking place @ Riflemaker London gallery. So come & see it but their installation is doing the world tour so maybe you should check their fb page for updates 😉