An impossibly long string of balloons is a familiar sight at festivals and concerts across the country. The Balloon Chain by Robert Bose has graced Burning Man, Coachella, Lightning In A Bottle, and Treasure Island Music Festival, as well as international events such as Boom in Portugal and Fete des Lumieres in France. LumiGeek co-founders […]
Joe Martin helped Atlanta-based sculptor Zach Coffin light his massive steel and stone sculpture called The Universe Revolves Around You. The sculpture debuted at Burning Man in 2012. Martin has helped Coffin for over a decade with lighting, including a work on Coffin’s seminal sculpture The Temple of Gravity that forever changed the scale of […]
The Windmill Factory was asked to do an art installation for a black-tie fundraiser at the MIT Media Lab. Jon Morris asked Robert Bose of the BalloonChain to collaborate on a balloon vortex in the large atrium, using the experimental RF technology that LumiGeek developed for the Balloon Chain Not only did they install a […]
This exquisite art car was commissioned by Christopher Bentley and designed by Sean Orlando. An iPad mounted into the dashboard of the con-tower controls eight different zones of RGB lighting on the vehicle, as well a banks preset color schemes. The iPad uses a serial cable to communicate with JoeJoe Martin’s circuitry. This system was […]
Oakland-based sculptor, Michael Christian, has a long history of collaboration with LumiGeek co-founder, Joe Martin. The towering kinetic sculptures, Candelaphytes, stand over 30′ tall with 32 individually addressed sections of color-changing LED strip. Video-based patterns are played from an SD card through a custom system designed by Martin. This project was some of the inspiration […]
This sculpture debuted and Burning Man 2010 and has since found a semi-permanent home on the Great Lawn on Treasure Island in San Francisco. There are over 30 DMX-controlled LED floodlights. In the interactive mode, an iPad application by Pat Barry allows participants to “finger paint” on the screen and light up the sculpture in […]
Commissioned as pathway lighting for a northern California music festival, each lantern was individually addressable and controlled by a custom SD card player with video-based colors and patterns. The lanterns were designed by CuriousCustoms.com and fabricated by JoeJoe Martin. The patterns were by Jason Mika with software support by John Taylor.
As homage to the Mayan god of wind, storm, and fire, Hurakan, is a 40′ tall sculpture that has tamed a tornado of blazing propane. An array of digitally controlled solenoids triggered the propane bursts and injected firework powders, changing the color of the flame. The control station had e-stop safety switch as well as […]