by Admin1 / June 24, 2004

Experimental interactive lighting.
Experimental lighting installations from France featuring human-light interaction. The Light Brix �installation looks beyond the computer screen to explore what makes up the screen itself: the individual pixel� and Twilight �materializes a light weight, three dimensional, transparent, floating screen. By blowing on one of the paper windmills, the spectator triggers a movement of light and sound.�. For Light Brix, the leap to viable product appears to be a short one. Via IDFuel.

DESIGNER: Helen Evans, Heiko Hansen


“The objective behind the project is to develop a network structure of moderately intelligent cells that communicate between each other and respond to human touch. Each cell has a responsive skin, a little brain, a name, six eyes and one ear: to listening out and respond to information about what is happening on the network. Its intelligence lies in its ditributed structure: there is no central unit of control. The controller, or trigger of events is the person that touches a cell within the sensitive membrane.”



Twilight. “By blowing on one of the paper windmills, the spectator triggers a movement of light and sound. The installation breathes, and this notion is embodied in the gesture of the spectator, the interface, the response of the installation and its effect on the space itself. When interacting with the installation the spectator becomes both audience and performer, both watching the installation and controlling it from under the spotlight.”




A wild and fun concept for a home where you’re looking to mix up the lighting scheme, designers Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen have developed Light Brix, a modular light system for any space.  Activated by touch, Light Brix can be arranged in a number of sequences to create a dynamic atmosphere with soft white light.  The images they provided were interestingly arranged on wall surfaces, but I think that Light Brix may have another calling as floor accents in bedrooms or interior walkways and hallways.  Imagine lighting a space with a low ceiling with Light Brix by reaching up to turn on a sequence of lighting, or image integrating Light Brix creatively into a children’s room (particularly kids who enjoy interactive toys).  Just think about it.

LightBrix London The Light Brix: Modular Hexagons of Light

LightBrix Pasvu The Light Brix: Modular Hexagons of Light

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