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capacitive body / reactive light system

capacitive body
capacitive body

capacitive body is a modular light system that reacts to the sound of urban spaces. Each custom built module consists of a sensor, a electroluminescent wire and a microcontroller. The sensor is used to measure the vibration of a solid body. This data is transformed to the luminance of the wire. For a first test run we installed five modules of the system at the Tschumi Pavillion in Groningen. Here we attached one module at each side of the glass shell, whose vibrations are triggered by the traffic noise of its environment. Thereby a dynamic light space was created, which gave a visual feedback of the aural activity around the Pavillion.


Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Köln, Germany

Prof. Frans Vogelaar



Köln, Germany

Martin Hesselmeier, Andreas Muxel