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 […]
A collective of artists and fabricators from Austin, Texas wanted to create a highly interactive swing set. JoeJoe Martin created a custom PCB with an accelerometer, a wireless transceiver, and several LEDs. A small battery pack would provide motion reactive light throughout the evening. The swing set boards could also be controlled by a DMX […]
This custom technology was created for an automated jug-band instrument that was never finished by the artists. An array of infrared LEDs and detectors were used to generate MIDI signals. Another circuit board then translated these MIDI notes into triggers for relays/solenoids for a blast of compressed air.
As part of the Red Bull Ascension event on the rooftop of the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY, LumiGeek was asked to collaborate with AKAirways and Leo Villareal to make their sculpture interactive with event participants. An array of ultrasonic range sensors were installed on the wall below each column of pixels. The range […]
The concept of fusing robot and botany led Jill Coffin to collaborate with John Taylor and Daniel Bauen to create Breeze. A mature Japanese Maple tree was carefully wired with monofilament down to nitinol (nickel titanium) wires to create silent motion. A 360-camera hidden in a lantern suspended over the tree was used to detect […]
As homage to the Mayan god of lightning, Cauac stands claim to being the largest pair of Tesla Coils in existence. At over 15′ tall and 30′ apart, Syd Klinge has mastered the art of lighting the air ablaze with arcs of man-made lightning. For several years, one of which included a tour through Australia, […]
As an Atlanta-based blacksmith, Jeffrey Loy has been producing beautiful sculptures with LED lighting for over a decade. In 2003 he began collaborating with LumiGeek co-founder Joe Martin to bring dynamic solar powered LED lighting to his creations. Together they produced pieces that lit the Atlanta skyline during the then-nascent West End arts scene, appeared […]