25 Jul '15, 4pm

A chandelier that not only maps the world, but demonstrates statistics:

A chandelier that not only maps the world, but demonstrates statistics:

What’s more, the lights work together to form a low-res display map that illustrate various global data reports, including GDP growth rate, renewable water resources, and energy consumption for the countries of the world. Each data set is paired with lighting animation code. The system is automated and links up to data hosted on the web. This allows the office to identify countries in the news and highlight them via the chandelier. The team that developed the data system wrote a series of python scripts that process data reports and color an SVG map of the world to match a normalized value for each set. An openFramworks app then loads these maps and outputs a DMX report to a series of dimmer boards that control the light fixtures For those curious, each pendant uses an MR-11 LED bulb. Each animation is unique from the other and is delivered in a way meant to resemble the u...

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