Fresh off the back of winning the 2018 UrbanIOTHack at Eighteen04, a Newcastle-based collaboration team comprised of NewieVentures and SmartPlayHQ worked with City of Newcastle to bring together their #LunaProject - a soft, interactive illumination project for urban space activation - to run during 2019 Hunter Innovation Festival.
Using a custom built acrylic interaction board and paper origami Lillies to trigger different hues and light saturations through IoT-based sensors, the space in Civic park is drawing in families and park-lovers experiencing the space in a whole new light.
We popped up from CentralCoast to take it all in and experiment with some light painting playtime with the activation team, using some ruggedised portable LEDs to layer in some extra layers over the top of their illuminated landscape to capture the moment.
Higher resolution images are available in our gallery images below. Images copyright of Brian Hill.
Caring for Country - Indigenous history
Take the time to also explore and discover the indigenous history and importance of the Lakes - we'll be providing some more materials in our coming blog-posts but here's a taster, with local representative Gavi Duncan telling some of the local stories of important cultural sites as part of Reconciliation Weeks Catchment Crawl.
Our understanding of a place is always enriched when you hear how it's viewed through indigenous eyes, take the time to explore its history and importance through others eyes. Our work in indigenous health settings at Laughing Mind and connection to peers at Culture Is Life has helped us understand why Connection to Country is important and helps sustain positive culture and health.