This wall of art will simulate the blinking of individual fireflies in a large mass. The wall will be six feet long with blinking lights that show a representation of fireflies in the wild. The art reacts to light in a similar manner that eco-systems do when in or out of balance by encroaching outside forces. The individual pixels are modeled after the blinking of fireflies.
In a natural landscape, fireflies will synchronize (phase synchronization) their blinking to be in unison with each other. This wall will mimic the natural phenomenon, allowing you to interact with the art. The viewer will get real-time feedback on how outside forces can have an impact on natural ecosystems. Participants will be given flashlights to see how the art reacts when stimulated.
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