Monday, January 14, 2013

the "1000 fireflies" project re: blinking LED's


"Fireflies are the only species in North America that can synchronize their flashing light 
patterns; through a new project, bicyclists are soon to be the second. 

"The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies) is a community-wide art piece by David Rueter, 
an MFA candidate in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of 
Chicago. Through this project, 1000 flashing LEDs will be distributed to bicyclists who 
attend Northern Spark, an all-day, city-wide arts festival in Minneapolis. Riders will 
participate in a midnight ride on June 9 when the safety LEDs will sync up, resembling 
fireflies dancing in the night. The project will perform the cooperation and unity of the urban social network, especially as it applies to the cycling community. 

Read the entire article here.        Watch a 30-second video clip here.


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