elizabew – looking outwards – 06 – SectionE

Swarm Light was an installation created by Random International, a collaborative studio founded by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. This installation explores artificial intelligence in motion using self-organising systems. These systems do have an “order” to them, but what I really admire about this project is how the randomness within the lights in this piece creates a swarm effect as a reaction to movement and surroundings that immerses observers to feel as though the installation is alive. The project itself is made from “LEDs, polished brass rods, custom circuit boards, custom driver software and hard ware, behavioral algorithm, sound / motion sensors, computer & interface”. What really comes through the piece is the inspiration that the creators got to create it, which was the efficiency of flocks of birds and how they react to their surroundings.

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