Congratulations to F_petrini, who is the Project Of The Month winner for July for his "Swarm Light" project.
A quote from the Swarm Light project is as follows:
As always, our lucky winner will receive a free XK-1 development kit! Congratulations! Go check out his project right now!The ‘Swarm Light‘ is an experimental light installation with a real ‚collective consciousness’ that subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence. The installation is a contemporary example of how the arbitrary boundaries of fine and decorative art, design and utility are no longer of immediate aesthetic relevance. An apparently inanimate object, ‘Swarm‘ unites crucial aspects of rAndom international‘s continued experimentation with light, behavioural responses and interactive spatial environments.
The viewers‘ presence creates a soundscape that directly alters the behaviour of the entire environment surrounding ‘Swarm Light‘. Human presence brings a basic form of artificial intelligence to life. Sounds or movement captured as light and shadow create a type of participatory and performative synæsthesia that culminates in an instinctual perception of the space, rather than a cerebral judgement.
More information about the installation can be found on rAndom International's web site.
"The installation consists of three huge LED cubes hanging from the ceiling. Each of the three cubes consists of 1000 LED modules organized in a 3D grid measuring 81 x 81 x 81 cm."
"Six XMOS XC-2 Ethernet boards are used as a bridge between the Ethernet network and the LED modules."
More information about my part of the project can be found on my blog: http://petrinis.se/blog/swarm-light/.
Looking towards August, please submit your nominations to the main POTM thread here (please ensure criteria are met detailed in this post if you wish to be considered).