Dynamic Performance of Nature

Salt Lake City, 2011
Recycled plastic
Philips Color Kinetics

[Photos by Peter Katz]

The Dynamic Performance of Nature, a project by Brian Brush and Yong Ju Lee, is a permanent installation at The Leonardo, a new art, science and technology museum in Salt Lake City.

Imbedded throughout 176 plastic panels are several strings of Phillips Color Kinetics lights which are capable of radiating any color through the material. The light show I created with Processing mines live data from various sources - such as the Google Weather API and the USGS - and generates a visualization to display across the 80' span at the entryway. The light show will run throughout the day and has the potential for user interaction via Twitter.

In collaboration with Brian Brush and Yong Ju Lee.