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Illuminate Yaletown

February 21, 2009
A Glowing Orb

A Glowing Orb

Tonight I went to check out the Illuminate Yaletown festival here in Vancouver. It was a one-night-only collection of various light art installations; everything from projections to LED arrays to fire breathing to illuminated ice sculptures. My favorite pieces were generally the interactive ones. Here are a few that stood out:

Light–Graffiti

This display was put on by Eos Lightmedia. It allowed people to use a touch screen set up with a paint program that projected their creations onto the Opus Hotel building. I’ve seen a bunch of projects like this online, by groups such as Graffiti Research Labs, but this was the first time I’d seen something like this live. Very cool indeed.

Bunny Graffiti

Bunny Graffiti

Erica Light Graffiti

Erica Light Graffiti

Graffiti Touchscreen

Graffiti Touchscreen

Light Beat

Created by Tangible Interaction, this installation allowed people to light a series of inflatible orbs to the beat of their heart. I’ve seen a few heartbeat projects before, one in Toronto which projected your heartbeat over the city using massive spotlights, but this one was still cool.

Heartbeat Sensor

Heartbeat Sensor

Inflatable Heartbeat Orbs

Inflatable Heartbeat Orbs

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