The 'Cloud' for British Airways

I was browsing youtube today and came across something mesmerizing. The 'Cloud' digital sculpture created by TROIKA that now sits in British Airways Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport is an amazing combination of technology and art. The digital sculpture uses 4638 flip-dots that are individually controlled by a computer. The computer animates the sculpture by flipping individual dots to simulate a wave like movement. The result is almost hypnotic.


Next time your in London take some time out of your day to take a look. For more information visit the project website here. The TROIKA website has videos that can be found here or seen below.



Demonstration of the 'Cloud' Sculpture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42hgPLL8IrA

Installation of the 'Cloud' Sculpture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9LUlADnwAE

2 Comments:
Scott on Feb 3rd, 2008 10:53pm
I remember seeing something like this with a square screen using ball bearings. The "screen" was extremely interesting because it could make various shades of "gray" not just bright and dark. I dont remember the link but ill post when I find it.
Max on Feb 29th, 2008 2:12pm
That is so cool looking. They should program it to play Conway's Game of Life!!