Pulse

An installation close to our hearts

Pulse is an interactive installation that lights up to the beat of your heart. BMW Commissioned RPH to create an interactive sculpture as part of the BMWi Born Electric Tour in New York City.

We aren’t always aware our own heartbeat. It's something we really only think about when we're nervous, angry, excited, or perhaps at the doctor's for a checkup. This association with intense emotion is what makes the heartbeat an interesting input. Pulse displays what is hidden inside, turning an internal rhythm into an external display of light and animation.

A pedestal in front of Pulse has a glowing sensor which reads a participant’s heartbeat. As the sculpture displays begins to pulsate, it also charges up with every beat. Every person’s heartbeat makes the piece grow in complexity and intensity which culminates in a brilliant yellow display. Our installation ran alongside other local artists’ work from New York from Nov. 12 – 18th 2012, and for thousands of New Yorkers it truly reflected the pulse of the city.

  • Creative Direction
  • animation
  • code
  • Projection Mapping
  • construction

Photos

Credits

  • Art

    • Zander Brimijoin
    • Philip Sierzega
  • Code

    • Daniel Scheibel
    • Charlie Whitney
  • Wood Fabrication

    • Sam Aguirre

Client & Partners

  • BMW

    • Event Planning
    • Event Production