This project was created in collaboration with IB5k
for Verizon's booth at a trade show in Las Vegas. The "chandelier" uses two webcams to capture viewers' silhouettes, and translates those silhouettes into light – a different color on each side. When nobody's present, the chandelier's custom software uses the noise in ambient light to create a glittering blend of the two colors, beckoning attendees into the booth.
The piece is two meters (six and a half feet) tall, and uses 36 custom-built LED tubes. Each tube has 60 pixels, for a total of 2,160 individual points of light. Custom Max/MSP/Jitter software maps the live video feed into the physical shape of the chandelier, cascading images away from the viewer on each side.