Balloon pixels in the mountain
Temporary installation for New Media Night Festival at Nikola-Lenivets Art Sculpture Park, Kaluga, Russia during 6th-7th July 2014.
I worked closely with the artist, Zach Lieberman and a team at Yesyesno, to architect the system for this rendition of the installation. The previous iteration, which was installed at London Cultural Olympiad in 2011, use Xbee as connection protocol. We upgraded it to wifi network-based system and utilized Spark Core for each balloon instead.
The balloon leads the participants through the woods in which have a different other New Media projects on the way. Color on the balloon system reflects the message that was sending out from iPad devices with custom app that are situated in various place of the festival, symbolized the connection of the known and the unknown, technology and nature.
C++, Spark Core, OpenFrameworks, iOS