Low Rez LED Net

October 18, 2009
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Interactive double-sided LED media net

Low Rez LED Net is part of a custom-built interactive public art installation consisting of a series of double-sided LED “nets” capable of producing video imagery and animated text. Each net is made up of approximately 8,000 double-sided LED pixels suspended on a cable-net system. The pixels are custom designed, two-sided, and “addressable,” meaning that each pixel can be turned on or off individually. The pixel net is therefore a transparent screen, capable of carrying animated text or images with a varying range of pixel pitch.

The Low Rez installation in Washington DC is set at a 2 13/32 inch (6.1 centimeter) pixel pitch, allowing the LED nets to form an image that is legible from a distance while being highly transparent: these nets are enclosed within an acid-etched glass vitrine that allows for translucency while acting as a diffuser for the LEDs. The net streams text and a superimposed live video feed from surveillance cameras, thus inviting user interaction.

Contact: MY Studio, Boston, MA, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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