'MOOD CONDUCTOR' ENABLED PARTICIPANTS TO USE GESTURAL CONTROL AND HEART RATE TO DISPLAY THEIR MOOD THROUGH THE LIGHTING ON THE LONDON EYE.
LONDON, UK – 2012
Commissioned by Ignite London, the Mood Conductor formed part of the Energy of the Nation Activation which took place at the EDF Energy London Eye throughout the 2012 Olympic Games in London. An interactive installation which enabled a single user at a time to ‘express’ their mood on an unforgettable architectural scale, the Mood Conductor signaled the first time a large public landmark within London had been controlled by members of the public.
Performers were able to interact with the system in two ways: first by using their arms and hands, and secondly, at a more subconscious level, through their heart rate. The gesture recognition system allowed for free and unconstrained movements to be interpreted into beautiful lighting movements that amplified the users’ individual moods.
CONCEPT & PRODUCTION
Architainment, Philips, Mike Stoane Lighting, Pharos
LIGHT INSTALLATION CONCEPT