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Ocean of Light 2 trials in New Zealand

We are currently running trials on the redesigned Ocean of Light II hardware rig; this one has 4,096 LED balls within a 3m cube, commissioned by the Royal Society, New Zealand. The work will soon be suspended 6m in the air in the atrium of the new RSNZ headquarters here in Wellington, but is currently running offsite at Massey University for tests and experiments.

We ran┬áthe first few volumetric tests to assess the effectiveness of the rig. Not sure if it’s the delirium of jetlag or whether the new hardware truly is vastly superior, but the effect is highly mesmerising, and the volumetric qualities significantly clearer than before.

The rig’s bigger sister will also be shown in January in Oslo. Further details on the Ocean of Light project at oceanoflight.net

Category: 3D light, Ocean of Light

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