Force Field Interactive Technology

February 9th, 2009 by NearInteraction! was involved in helping Arup bring it’s Force Field lighting installation to the next level and make it interactive. Based on the existing installation by lead designer Rogier van der Heide,! provided support in hardware and software development to make the 64 lights respond to passerbys and visitors of the exhibition space.

A kiosk inside the space as well as facing the outside of the window on Fitzroy Street allowed visitors to put their Oyster card on a reader and have their card trigger a unique color to travel throughout the light sculpture. Additionally, a color sensor inside the space would allow visitors to place an object of color on a reader, select the color and send it traveling through the installation.