Photophore – Smart light interaction Germany, Frankfurt

Photophore

At the 2012 Luminale festival of light in Frankfurt, an interactive media façade installation called Photophore used Martin Professional LED video panels as part of an interactive, five-story veil of light along the Main River. Passersby were invited to take part in the festival by manipulating the veil of light via their smartphone, adding an ethereal and vivid tangibility to the building after sundown.

Permanent architectural video projection equipment is installed on 8 building façades in the Quartier. Content for these sites, which can even use sound and interactive features, is being produced continually.

Details

Project artist/ concept/ design/ planning : Katja Winkelmann and Jochen Schröder

Light hardware (LED hardware) : Martin Professional A/S

Lighting control software : Kollision

Descriptions

Pixel distance : 40 mm pixel pitch

Urban situation : situated along the main river, during the Luminale 2012

Description of showreel : Passersby were invited to take part in the festival by manipulating the veil of light via their smartphone, adding an ethereal and vivid tangibility to the building after sundown.

Participatory architecture & urban interaction

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