The use of light for “resonate“
A combination of LEDs and blacklight illuminates the scene. 1.600 Capix LEDs, individually controllable via the computer, visualize on eight objects the acoustic oszillation of the strings.
Depending on how the visitor interacts with resonate, there are three different interaction modes:
1. Communication: In the basic mode, visitors play resonate like a large musical instrument by plucking the “strings” and generating vibrations. These vibrations are transformed visually into light waves and acoustically into sound waves. Each of the eight “objects” has its own sound and light pattern. “Playing” the objects changes the atmosphere of light and sound in the room and the visitors start communicating with each other.
2. Interference: If one of the interactive objects is stimulated at a constant frequency by several actors, the system generates a sound and light wave that will extend to all interactive objects in the room and block the communication mode for a short time.
3. Quiet: The communication mode is interrupted when a white umbrella is opened. Light and sound simulate the beginning of a thunderstorm. Raindrops fall. The atmosphere within the boat changes as the range of colors and sounds expands. The external turns inward. Closing the umbrella ends the quiet phase.
Project examples of the University of Applied Sciences Mainz/Design Faculty
Below you can find some examples of LED light projects carried out by the Design Faculty.