The Firefly Effect

A virtual social installation by John Fillwalk and Jody Naderi with IDIA Lab

This mobile artwork, which premiered at Nuit Blanche Toronto- a city wide light festival – activates a locative field in which participants engage in dynamic social experiences. Individual users of the app – available on both Apple AppStore and Android GooglePlay – interact with a dynamic feedback network, allowing them to locate, connect and form groups with other users on a city map. Once in a group, users devices are automatically synced with screen light, LED flash and music. Participants can view other groups identified on a live map by specific colors – forming a dynamic chorus of collaborative synchronous light and music. The frequencies of actual fireflies and their colors are employed in this social media work.

The Firefly Effect

By

John Fillwalk, Artist, IDIA Lab at Ball State University
Jody Naderi, Landscape Architect at Ball State University

With

David Rodriguez, Programmer, IDIA Lab at Ball State University
Lucas Baugman, Composer, IDIA Lab at Ball State University
Neil Zehr, Programmer, IDIA Lab at Ball State University
Ina-Marie Johnston, Designer, IDIA Lab at Ball State University

http://idialab.org

2016

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