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Setup work has started

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We are happy to announce that the Blinkenlights team (at least four of us: Tim, Fiedel, Dominik and Martin) made it to Toronto and that we have started our setup work. We are joined by our Torontonian team members (Andrew, Dan and Jonathan). This time the Project Blinkenlights is really an international effort.

We have now moved in to our own floor at Toronto City Hall. It's also worth noting our stuff has survived the two week long trip over the Atlantic and safely arrived yesterday. We started unpacking and sorting our material to prepare for the initial rollout that is about to begin this weekend.

The material is spread out over 10 pallets, weighing 4t in total. It's a lot of lamps, cables, stands, cover sheets for the windows and tools. Our new developed electronics so far passed all the tests and we are setting up the controlling computers right now.

Meanwhile we are finishing work on the first release of the Stereoscope Simulator for the iPhone. We have to put some final touches on the 3D model and overall graphics and have to settle on some more little details before we can submit the application to iTunes App Store.

Website redesign and ongoing coverage

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While there is still work to do in terms of providing all the content you'd like to see here, we have made a big step forward completing the intended design for this website. It should be now much easier to navigate and find information about specific projects, especially about Stereoscope.

Next phase will be to fill in the blanks and do the final roundup as we get ready to leave Germany for Canada beginning of next week. From then on, we will provide detailed information about our daily progress on Stereoscope with behind-the-scenes updates, pictures and other news regarding the project.

Documentation Videos available

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In the process of getting this new site ready for primetime (I know there are still a lot of dangling links and tons of missing information) I have added a new page consolidating all our documentation videos. In order to make this updating process more transparent, I am going to blog about any significant progress.

Introducing Stereoscope

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Toronto City Hall

We have been quite pretty silent on our upcoming activities while we were busy drafting a plan and starting production for our third and up til now largest interactive light installation about to take place this October in Toronto, Canada: Stereoscope.

Stereoscope is our next step in interactive media art facilitating buildings to reclaim public space for the masses in an urban context. Targeting the Toronto City Hall in downtown Toronto we are about to build a Blinkenlights-style installation that dwarfs the former project in scale and complexity.

Adressing 960 windows in total and using newly developed innovative wireless light control technology, Project Blinkenlights is about to transform Toronto's city center around Nathan Philips Square into a luminescent maelstrom inviting people to play and interact in new ways.

Bear with us while we are preparing the extensive pre-event documentation covering all aspects of our activity. As usual, we did not have much time in developing the project and its technology. So a lot if details are still in the works and we will disclose certain aspects of Stereoscope once we know how exactly they will come to life and will be presented to you.

Welcome to Project Blinkenlights

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So here we are. This is the new home of Project Blinkenlights. It doesn't have everything that you used to find on the original pages, but we will be getting there.

Main focus is to create a space that is able to deal with the amount and complexity of information we intend to post about both recent and upcoming projects. Just rest assured the project is still alive and kicking and is about to announce some tasty stuff soon.

Projects

Since 2001, we have realized a variety of projects, most notably our breakthrough original installations Blinkenlights and Arcade.