Day / Jour
Day is a digital sculpture created from 24 hours of data that is measured in real-time by thousands of sensors located throughout the building. Our team was inspired by the complexity of the smart building system - which we began to see very much as a living system that is monitoring and responding to changes from inside and out. So we designed organic structures that change shape as power, air, water, and occupancy changes.
Each hour a new ring forms with the latest information from smart building sensors. Each data source controls different shapes within the ring. 24 rings together form a complete picture of an entire day.
A smart building not only reacts to usage within the building, but changes in weather conditions outside. The textures on the surface of the sculpture also react to current weather. And the color palette changes over time based on the season to mark the time of year visually.
And when the sun goes down, the lights in the sculpture come up.
Making visible the forces at play inside and outside this building creates a relationship between the building, the art, and its occupants. Regular visitors will be able to see patterns emerge over time and think about the living system around them.
- Zander Brimijoin - Creative Director
- Daniel Scheibel - Technology Director
- Lisa Walters - Executive Producer
- Erin Stowell - Sr Producer
- Greg Schomburg - Lead Developer
- Shuvashis Das - Developer
- Jiwon Ham - Design & Animation
- Brianna D’Amico - Design intern
- Mathew Smith - Videographer