by Josh Rubin
on 11 October 2003
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's interactive installation, Amodal Suspension, will be presented by the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) from 1 - 24 November 2003. Short text messages sent by people over the Internet or by cell phone will be converted into patterns of flashing lights in the sky, turning the Japanese city of Yamaguchi into a giant communication switchboard. The piece will be located in the public space around the new YCAM Center and will be viewable at amodal.net .
Umbrellium’s Assemblance at Digital Revolution, London
A new, interactive installation in which teamwork reigns supreme
by Cajsa Carlson
London's cultural hotspot The Barbican is known for its visionary exhibitions, having hosted some of the city’s most exciting interactive art shows in the last few years, including Random International’s "Rain Room." The locale continues its tradition...
The Bay Lights
A proposed project from an acclaimed artist aims to illuminate the Bay Bridge
by Josh Rubin
With the rest of the country gathering for scattered tree-lighting ceremonies, Leo Villareal has been busy trying to illuminate another iconic structure: the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Villareal envisions covering the northern expanse of the bridge...
AIGA Celebrates 100 Years with Soaring Interactive Installation
Collins' Experience Design group unveils a wave of one hundred projection-mapped clocks
by Hans Aschim
The line between art, technology and design is more blurred than ever, and no group knows this better than the AIGA, the NYC-based professional association for design. To celebrate its centennial, the organization tapped renowned brand agency Collins...
Tangeez Tangible Lights
Interactive, color-changing building blocks that let you play with light, by New York's Next Top Makers finalists
by David Graver
We first came across Tangeez—colorful, interactive, light-up building blocks—at this year's Maker Faire. A long-anticipated reinvention of the classic toy, these mesmerizing, palm-sized objects change color as they're stacked. Dubbed "physical pixels...
by Josh Rubin
PixelBlocks are a lot like what might happen when Lego meets Lite Brite. Translucent pieces can be combined in different ways to create anything from a sculpture to a relief mosaic.
SIGNAL Light Festival 2014, Prague
In its second year, the spectacular three-day celebration becomes the Czech Republic's most well-attended cultural event
by Gabriella Garcia
With Prague's incredible collection of pristine architecture, it's hard to imagine it possible to make this former Bohemian capital even more beautiful. The SIGNAL Light Festival however succeeds in doing just that. Wrapping up its second year this...
Interview: Matt Kenyon
The cross-platform artist talks technology, politics and his newest work, SUPERMAJOR
by Gaspard Nemec
Best described as a bit of a tech nerd with creative interests, Matt Kenyon also has a score to settle with big business and irresponsible government. Reacting to the economic and social impact engendered by their misbehavior, Kenyon joined forces...
Barry Underwood's Luminescent Landscapes
Photographic light installations create cosmic scenes at Johansson Projects
by James Thorne
In conjunction with an installation by Sarah Kabot, Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA is presenting new work by photographer Barry Underwood. The exhibition, called "Trace Artifice," shows the artist at work again creating otherworldly light installations...
Previewing the London collective's installation in Seoul, "Persistent Illusions"
by Kat Herriman
Founded by three friends upon graduating from London’s Royal College of Art in 2003, Troika is a collective and Cool Hunting favorite whose work continues to forge new ground in art. Installing site-specific projects everywhere from Mexico City...
2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon
Highlights from the annual four-day event that transforms the French city into a luminous outdoor art gallery
by Nara Shin
Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human...
Danaë by Vadim Zakharov
Installation at the Russian Pavilion makes it "rain" coins for the 2013 Venice Biennale
by Paolo Ferrarini
Greek mythology is the inspiration for the Russian Pavilion at this year's 55th Venice Art Biennale, which is seen in "Danaë"—a provocative installation conceived by conceptual artist Vadim Zakharov and curated by Udo Kittelman, under the supervision...
Il Sole sui Tetti
A Florentine light show plays on the city's renaissance structures
by Paolo Ferrarini
Il Sole sui Tetti (The Sun on the Roofs), a project of contemporary culture and communication, is a citywide installation created by Felice Limosani for Gruppo 24 ORE. This evocative and spectacular event takes place in the heart of the city of Florence...