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Aug. 23, 2012 9:30 am

Open Air: look at this simulation of ‘light sculptures’ on the Parkway planned for next month

Next month, beams of light will shine across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and they’ll be controlled by smartphone-using Philadelphians. Commissioned by the Association of Public Art and part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe and DesignPhiladelphia, Open Air is an interactive art project by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that uses a mobile […]

Next month, beams of light will shine across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and they’ll be controlled by smartphone-using Philadelphians.

Commissioned by the Association of Public Art and part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe and DesignPhiladelphia, Open Air is an interactive art project by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that uses a mobile app and searchlights to create “light sculptures” over the city sky. Lozano-Hemmer’s studio developed the app specifically for the project. The app, which will be available on iTunes soon, uses GPS and voice recognition software to control the searchlights.

Open Air will run nightly from September 20 – October 14 and smartphones will be available for loan for attendees. Get more details here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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