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FlyLight by Design Drift- 04.13.11

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Spotted in Milan, the mesmerizing Flylight, by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta (Studio DRIFT) in collaboration with engineers Klaas van der Molen and Luuk van Laake. It is a beautiful light installation composed of 160 glass tubes. The tubes light up and respond to the viewer and was inspired by the movements of a flock of birds. Each light is programmed with digital DNA and responds individually to the presence of viewers. Ultrasonic sensors detect the distance between viewers and installation, causing the ‘flock’ to react differently as visitors come closer or approach the installation in different configurations. To make sense of it fully you have to check out the video and pics on the next page!

Here’s what it looked like in the day! flylightREALife.jpg

Here’s what we found on their website ~ far more dramatic in the dark! flylightcombo1.jpg

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This isn’t as good as Random International’s Swarm light. Similar idea, but better executed http://vimeo.com/15665834

----- Olivia 14.04.11 01:25

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