January 5, 2009
On Christmas Eve Forcefield Interactive went live with the addition of two sensor inputs to allow visitors to the exhibition to play with the light installation.
A kiosk inside the space as well as facing the outside of the window on Fitzroy Street allowed visitors to put their Oyster card on a reader and have their card trigger a unique color to travel throughout the light sculpture. Additionally, a color sensor inside the space allows visitors to place an object of color on a reader, select the color and send it traveling through the installation. The default light display is generated using Perlin noise with the 192 lights being controlled by a single Arduino.
Other collaborators included Tinker.it and Artificial Tourism