Waverley Council Creative Lighting 2017
Heart of Bondi
Throughout mid-late 2017, I worked together with amigo & amigo on their installation 'Heart of Bondi' which was installed in the Oxford Street Mall at Bondi Junction early in December 2017. The installation was live for approximately a 12 month period and is one of two Creative Lighting pilots being installed over the summer in Bondi Junction under Waverley Council.
I worked with Simone from amigo & amigo to understand the requirements of the art installation so I could design and create the various system circuits. I worked on the design of the overall system circuitry and communications which involved:
Designing the PCBs for controlling the main lighting system using DMX protocol.
Designing the heart rate system circuitry for extracting an individual's heart rate in beats per minute (BPM) - measured at the hands.
Design of the audio system.
Programming the heart rate system and isolated communications between the interaction point lighting and the main lighting.
Programming the interaction point lighting (not implemented in the final installation).
All of this was completed in a time frame of about 5 months; from specification, to design, to implementation.
The end result can be seen in the YouTube video above and the public Instagram photos under #heartofbondi and #lovecloud. An article from Waverley Council about the pilot project and the creative lighting proposal can be found here. Other articles include illumni.