Lotus Dome by Studio Roosegaarde is a living dome made out of hundreds of ultra-light aluminium flowers that fold open in response to human behavior. When approached, the big silver dome lights up and opens its flowers. Its behavior moves from soft breathing to a more dynamic mood when more people interact. The light slowly follows people, creating an interactive play of light and shadow.

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Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau is a surface made of thousands of LEDs illuminated by contact with water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to write a message or just to draw.

"Coldplay has been turning their audience into interactive participants at recent concerts by handing them Xylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that can be activated all at once using a radio signal.”
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"Coldplay has been turning their audience into interactive participants at recent concerts by handing them Xylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that can be activated all at once using a radio signal.”

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0,16 by Aram Bartholl is a light installation in which the shadows of a passer-by is transformed into pixels. The installation consists of a wall built of small square frames covered front and back with transparent paper. A third layer of paper is attached in the centre of the frames. A lamp shining at a distance breaks the shadows of the passers-by into squares, allowing a pixellated human figure to be seen on the other site of the installation. In this simple way, Bartholl renders tangible the pixels found in the world of digital communications.

The ‘resolution’ of the screen is 0,16 ppi (pixels per inch), hence the title.

Sine Sole Soleo (without the sun I’m silent) by Daniel Soltis (whilst at Tinker) is a kinetic sundial that responds to light from any direction, adjusting its position until a shadow falls on the correct time.