Playlights, 2017. Luminaires using Baltic birch, acrylic, electronics, and human sound and proximity. 72” x 7” x 7” (each lamp).
Playlights are six-foot-tall, interactive luminaires which response to human proximity and sound via diffused LED lights. The lamps activate and glow in the presence of approaching humans and the sensors in the lamps discern patterns of sound into patterns of colorful light. The light of the LEDs serves as a visual metaphor for human interaction and exchange. Playlights are intended as accoutrements to encourage casual social play in public spaces.
This work was supported, in part, by a Creativity and Research Grant from Monmouth University.