Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

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April 2, 2014
An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen. Read Full Article
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  Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TED Conference and only up from March 15-22, the web of netting suspended between the Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Center was a wonder. Echelman says her work is, in part inspired by the idea of “feeling sheltered, but connected to the limitless sky,” and the crowds that gathered and interacted seemed to feel similarly inspired.Credit: Ema Peter

    Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”

    Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TED Conference and only up from March 15-22, the web of netting suspended between the Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Center was a wonder. Echelman says her work is, in part inspired by the idea of “feeling sheltered, but connected to the limitless sky,” and the crowds that gathered and interacted seemed to feel similarly inspired.

    Credit: Ema Peter

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  Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”An interactive installation that hung above Vancouver in March, this piece can withstand wind from a Category One hurricane.Credit: Ema Peter

    Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”

    An interactive installation that hung above Vancouver in March, this piece can withstand wind from a Category One hurricane.

    Credit: Ema Peter

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  Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”The sculpture combined Wolverine-like strength, sophisticated technology and gorgeous execution, and was a massive technical challenge for Echelman and the team of more than 100 designers and engineers. Aaron Koblin, Creative Director of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab, designed the public interface, which literally allows pedestrians to walk by and “paint the sky” with an open mobile browser.Credit: Ema Peter

    Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”

    The sculpture combined Wolverine-like strength, sophisticated technology and gorgeous execution, and was a massive technical challenge for Echelman and the team of more than 100 designers and engineers. Aaron Koblin, Creative Director of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab, designed the public interface, which literally allows pedestrians to walk by and “paint the sky” with an open mobile browser.

    Credit: Ema Peter

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  Janet Echelman’s “She Changes”One of Echleman’s previous pieces, located in Porto, Portugal, it has inspired people to gather underneath, even though it’s located across from a four-lane highway.Credit: Enrique Diaz

    Janet Echelman’s “She Changes”

    One of Echleman’s previous pieces, located in Porto, Portugal, it has inspired people to gather underneath, even though it’s located across from a four-lane highway.

    Credit: Enrique Diaz

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