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 fa├žades, 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 fa├žades 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 fa├žades. We provide inspirational cases for our current and future research for the development of interactivity in urban areas.

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