Time frame: three Weeks. 

Description:

This installation tries to depict the ecology of big metropolitans with enclosed foreign communities who may find it hard to integrate to the local culture. 

It features 40 purple LEDs that were programmed to "breath", with a distance sensor, and a background audio track of people whispering. The light goes out with a sound of gasp, if the sensor detects the appearance of users, mimicking the shyness and invisibility of foreign communities.  

 

Key components: Arduino, Processing, Serial Communication, Fabrication. 

My role: Brainstorming for concepts and forms; writing the Arduino code; fabrication.