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Apparently there was a giant electronic hanging plant called bigprotochoice @ Ricky’s flower market Union Square Somerville, MA –

Modular sound/light sculpture which computes a lifetime of decisions. Designed to enliven union square during the coldest winter month. In more detail, bigprotochoice is an organic volumetric interactive light/sound sculpture in the form of a hanging wire frame sculpture. It produces an ever changing interactive light/sound show embodying a decision making organism responsive to acoustic input. Protochoice visualizes the myriad of choices one makes in one’s life, and this process creates an elegant, thought provoking and mesmerizing phenomenon. A metaphorical life form is represented as a spark that rapidly travels down the running lights. When a spark reaches the end of a board it chooses to go left or right to its neighboring boards continuing its lifetime of decisions.

Visually, it looks like the innards of a giant brain, a hanging plant, or a textile sculpture with a myriad of fibers and connections. Physically, it is comprised of 384 feet of 128 sculptural elements. Each element is a 1.5×22″ circuit board, with 12 orange superbright LEDS on each side and with two CAT5 connections on each end providing both structural and electrical glue. The boards are viewable from multiple angles and embody a dramatic spatialized sound system of 128 speakers/microphones strewn across a large volume. A collection of protochoice boards permit the construction of a wide range of wireframe sculptures and allow for exciting site specific installations analogous to custom flower arrangements.

bigprotochoice – Link.

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