Lighting Design Collective was commissioned to design an interior light piece to fit in the ceiling of the pedestrian bridges and create a landmark feature for the mall. The concept was creating an interactive feature that reacts to the people passing through the pedestrian bridges. Lluria, a Spanish lighting manufacturer, created a parametric design based on LDC specifications for the ceiling feature.

I collaborated with UNSTATIC to develop a custom interactive content engine, that uses infrared cameras and computer vision techniques to track the movement of people below the feature. Over 20 types of parametric lighting content that reacts to people movement were created for this project. The scheduling system syncs the content engines to display different contents on each bridge, and different types of content run each day of the week, adapting color and brightness for daylight and nights.

Digital Content Software: UNSTATIC Technologies
Concept & Lighting Design: Lighting Design Collective (ldcol.com)
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Architects: Chapman Taylor
Client: Pasha Construction
Main Lighting Supplier: Lluria

 

CICLO.IO are a collective of artists&makers set up in Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona. Using Arduino and JavaScript, we also give life to crazy interactive installations, and we love hackatons.

The Domestic Data Streamers are a collective of artists based in Barcelona. With a very artistic and poetic touch, they use big data to build engaging and thought-provoking installations.

On March 12th 2016, Domestic Data Streamers and ciclo.io stayed at MOB&PAU for the night and gave birth to what we now call “The wall”. This installation is a giant voting system. It questions the consideration of every individual in decision taking and the possibility of radical democracy, thanks to the access of all to the internet and the creation of big datas.

Every week, a new question is hanged up on the wall and asked to the MOB assembly. Through social media or physically pressing a button on the wall, everyone can vote and suggest the question of the next week. For a drastical transparency, the results of the previous weeks are also displayed.

 

 "Data Person" is an interactive installation developed with ThingsHappen to be scheduled at Big Data Spain Conference, hosted in Madrid.

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CoreSee


CoreSee is an interactive installation which will serve as a “provocative prototype” to raise discussion about “non-placemaking”, a concept introduced by the designer to explore the potentials of lighting design in promoting the quality of a neglected category of space, called “non-place”.

Living in cities, we seem destined to spend an increasing percentage of our time in “non-places” (for example waiting in places of transit) which lack originality, meaning and personal relevance. That said, the fact that necessary activities take place there, make it a potential context for design to enhance sociability, simply because people are there.

This kinetic installation creates morphic light and shadow patterns activated by the users’ presence. CoreSee also works as a charging station for mobile gadgets, as an “excuse” to examine triggering social interaction among the users of non-places.

The research, headed by Mahdis Aliasgari, is being carried out in collaboration with Lighting Design Collective Spain and Xicato USA. Mahdis is one of the finalists in The Challenge.

* CoreSee is inspired by Korsi, a traditional piece of furniture in Iranian culture consisting of a low table with a heater underneath it and blanket/carpet thrown over it. During meals or special events such as Yalda (longest night of the year) family members used to sit on the floor around it.

 

Research and design: Mahdis Aliasgari

Research supervision: Tapio Rosenius

Creative Coding: Marta Verde

Technical supervision: Ricardo Merino

Xicato Team: Roger Sexton, John Yriberri, Patrick Van der Muelen

Video: Tom Skipp

Special thanks to Lighting Design Collective Team and Makespace Madrid