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twinkl / Flying lighting companions for urban safety


Imagine a sullen city night comes alive with flying light, orchestrated with a natural rhythm of “Twinkle”. Twinkles are luminous transformative creatures inhabit on light posts. They are curious aerial animals attracted by human activities. During daytime, they rest on urban light posts, expanding their solar panels for charging. At night, they interact with individuals walking on the street in their own way based on their distinct personalities. Twinkles are indirect solutions for improving urban safety without surveillance. We envisage a future that appliance goes beyond machine and becomes a companion with us.


Harvard University

Harvard University
Cambridge, United States

Honghao Deng,
Harvard University

Jiabao Li,
Harvard University