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.
As part of LumenMotion, we're running Photographers awards to recognise the best entry in the following categories, based on images posted online to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tagged with #lumenmotion15
Images must be based on a verifiable RAW image file source, not retouched. Whilst sharing on the night would be lovely, we know that it can take a little time back in the studio to get an export, web ready image done. Prize-winners will be announced 9pm 13Nov via our Twitter and Facebook pages.
We'll be judging based on a crowdsourced poll of registered participants and judges discretion, so clearly popular posts judged on social media will be bubbling to the top of the list but other factors will also be taken into account. No vote buying please folks. :-) Creative points accumulate if you can integrate local landmarks, places + spaces in a novel reinterpretation of them as part of the event.
SparkCC are your local Central Coast Makerspace in West Gosford. They've done a great job putting together 2 workshops to help you get your sparkle on and help us light up the night on 7Nov2015 at southern Tuggerah Lake. Check these out and grab a ticket early:
Sat17Oct2015 - Wearable Electronics Workshop: a nice short 2hr workshop to help you build your own ElectroLuminiscent (EL) Wire decorations for bikes, helmets or personal adornment.
Sat 24Oct2015 - LED LightSaber workshop: their second 2hr workshop to help you work with addressable LED strips controlled by microcomputers to build a LightSabre that is a testament to your own DIY Force. Get your Geek on!