“Aperture” is an Installation that Responds to Light and Shadow

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“Aperture” is an Installation that Responds to Light and Shadow


“Aperture” is a large wall made of 130 hexagonal components, each of which contains a circular opening with a moveable iris. As the user covers an iris, it opens up, revealing the light on the other side of the wall. The work as a whole is reminiscent of Danny Rozin’s Wooden Mirror.

In development by multidisciplinary group TheGreenEyl for the past five years, this project is a success in electronics, aesthetics, and user interaction. The makers describe it best:

Aperture acts like an autonomous skin capable of precise external control. Visual information is transmitted from the inside of the building to the outside. The surface permeability is regulated when the aperture’s opening diameters are changed.

[via The Creators Project]

6 thoughts on ““Aperture” is an Installation that Responds to Light and Shadow

  1. Bertrand Le Roy says:

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  2. Bertrand Le Roy says:

    That is also reminiscent of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=institut+du+monde+arabe&qpvt=institut+du+monde+arabe&FORM=IGRE

  3. Jamex Sullivan says:

    I was surprised to see collection of making tools and kits with the ideas to implement it all together at same place. Thanks a lot for sharing these information which is very helpful and useful.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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