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SEI05

2018
Interactive LED Lights Installation

CREDIT
Concept & Design: CHiKA
Sensor Programming: Calli Higgins
Archtecutural Design: Alex Burdin, garageCube
Interns: Nicole Cabalquinto, Samantha Farmer

MATERIAL
LED by garagecube,  DMX Converter, Softwares, Computer, and Kinect

SIZE
9 x 9 x 9 f



ONCEPT
SEI05 is collaborative work with an artist, CHiKA, and a scientist, Dr. Emily Rice. SEI is a Japanese homophone with the meaning of Star ( 星 ), Silent ( 静 ), Live ( 生 ) in Chinese characters. The meaning of the word dictates the installation’ shape, light pattern, and public interaction. It is an Interactive Installation on how to Find, Activate, and Learn by highlighting the implications of Dr. Rice’s research on very low mass stars, which are numerous throughout the Milky Way Galaxy and may host more potentially habitable exoplanets than Sun-like Stars do.

Finding
The public needs to look for a star shape inside of the installation in the dark space.

Activating
Once the public finds and stands in the right place to align the lights into a star shape, they activate the outside icosahedron lights up in one of six possible color/flash combinations.

Learning
Six color and flashing combination of light patterns on the installation/ icosahedron represents the size of a planet, an orbital period of the planet around the star, and temperature of the planet. These three properties contribute to the planet’s potential habitability.

2018
New York Hall of Science Musuem, USA


Photo by New York Hall of Science, Takashi Shigetake

ACCESS 2018: Space Exploration from NYSCI on Vimeo.


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