Digital Light Installations - Connecting people through interactive buildings

Sven Gehring; Alexander Wiethoff
In: Workshop on Interactive City Lighting. ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-13), Changing Perspectives, April 27 - May 2, Paris, France, ACM, 4/2013.


The rapidly increasing number of digital lighting systems embedded into architectural structures offers great possibilities for interaction. One prominent example are media façades, which are created by equipping the outer shell of a building with light emitting elements of various kinds. As a first step towards exploiting their full potential, in terms of providing interactive experiences, and connecting people, we share our experiences on working with different media façades in urban areas. In this position paper, we share the experiences and insights we gained during the development and deployment of various interactive systems for media façades. We provide inspirational cases for our current and future research for the development of interactivity in urban areas.

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