Painting with Light

The artist Refik Anadol has been turning heads for the last few years with his brilliant, beautiful installations. In late 2018, he was invited to create a projection-mapped installation on the surface of Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the LA Philharmonic Orchestra.

Anadol used machine learning to turn the entire Philharmonic digital archive (45 terabytes) into a stunning visualization, which he projected across the iconic metal skin of the hall. It feels like his approach to creating artwork, using AI as collaborator, is just the beginning of what artists and innovators will be doing in the coming years. In the meantime, enjoy the entire performance of “Dreams.”

Interactive Transformations

One of the most exciting things about the marriage of projection and interactive technology is that it’s bringing the future to us a lot faster than we might have imagined! At CES this year, Bosch unveiled a new projector that takes something as simple as your home shelving and turns it into an amazing interface!  

While the services highlighted allow users to do things like schedule laundry and shop for new clothes, the integration of applications that we’re used to just finding on our tablets, phones, or computers with physical objects opens the door to so many possibilities. And all without having to wait for interfaces physically embedded within furniture to become accessible! If this sparks some ideas about how you think the technology could be used, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! 

A Rainy Throwback

Since, according to our sources on social media, it’s Fallback Friday, we thought that sharing this amazing rain room installation would be an excellent blast from the past. Barbican’s Rain Room debuted about six years ago and left visitors amazed. Technology has evolved quite a bit since then, but the installation is still elegant, beautiful, and very magical. We love that it still feels a little impossible, even after all these years.