Founded in 2008, The Feast is a social innovations conference that takes place in New York City every fall with the mission of gathering “remarkable innovators from across industries to engage each other in creating world-shaking change.” This year’s Feast saw such accomplished and forward thinking participants as Gillian Ferrabee, Creative Director of Cirque du Soleil, James Adams , Deputy Chief Technologist of NASA and Arcade Fire , Grammy Award-winning band.
Last weekend concluded the 2012 Feast event, and also provided a launching pad for a new installation by one of my very favorite design crews, The Principals. In the past, I’ve blogged about several of this Brooklyn-based industrial design team’s inventions, including Hammertoneand Cosmic Quilt. Wave Dilfert, their latest RGB LED art piece, is equally exciting. It appears to be an immersive, tubular environment that contains sculptural and illuminated ceiling elements, including interactive LED light fixtures. Participation-based architecture that takes place on the ceiling is a running theme for The Principals, and so it’s no surprise that Wave Dilfert includes some of those components. Audience members can walk through Wave, while the LED accent lights react to the motion and proximity of their bodies. Since the installation was just recently unveiled, there’s little description about it on the Principal’s website. I look forward to learning more about how this piece came to life!
Thanks to The Principals for the images.