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LIGHTSTREAM

LIGHTSTREAM. Built for New York MTA’s Brooklyn Metro Station is a generative artwork that responds to passengers entering and exiting the trains. The ebb and flow of traffic triggers cascading patterns of light to ripple up and down the platform.

Offering a glimpse into the immediate future, the Murmur Wall is an artificially intelligent, anticipatory architecture that reveals what the city is whispering, thinking and feeling. By proactively harvesting local online activity—via search engines and social media—the Murmur Wall anticipates what will soon matter most to the city. Constructed out of an intricate weave of steel and acrylic tubing, digital displays and electronics, the Murmur Wall allows Visitors can also contribute their “whispers” here: www.murmurwall.net. As a continuously evolving interface, the Murmur Wall provides a place for the city to share, indulge and reflect on the real-time desires—and anxieties—of its citizens.

Scheduled for installation early 2019.

Rendering of Train Platform. Octane Render

Rendering of Train Platform. Octane Render

 
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CAD Model of single and double-wide panels

Elevation Section View: One of the Platform Panels Mounted on the Wall

First prototype with welded stainless steel frame and integrated LEDs

 
Plan view detail of custom bolt/locking mechanism that holds the hinging door closed.

Plan view detail of custom bolt/locking mechanism that holds the hinging door closed.