Friday, 24 April 2009

fLUX, Binary Waves

A great project by LAb[au], “fLUX binary waves” is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of infrastructural ( passengers, cars…) and communicational ( electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones, radio…) flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules.

The relation between the installation and the urban activity appears in real time and sets each person as an element of the installation, creating a centre of the public realm. The installation fLUX, binary waves is constituted by a network of 32 rotating and luminous panels of 3 meter-high and 60 centimetres wide, placed every 3 meters to form a kinetic wall.

The panels rotate around their vertical axis, and have a black reflective surface on one side, the other being plain mat white. The rotation of these panels is controlled by microprocessors, allowing to determine precisely the rotation speed and angle, while their networking allows to synchronize the movement of the 32 panels.

Below is a video showing a demonstration of the panels.

Via Interactive Architecture

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