Living Light: Public Art Air Monitor
"Living Light" is a piece of public art that uses networked panels to reveal the real-time air quality of each neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea.
“Living Light” is a permanent piece of public art that moves past simple aesthetics, providing its patrons with useful, meaningful data. Visually resembling the map of Seoul, South Korea, networked panels on the installation reveal the real-time air quality of each neighborhood. The project was created by The Living, New York-based artists Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin. As the pair explains:
Each night, the neighborhoods light up if their air quality is better today than last year. Every 15 minutes, the map goes dark and then the neighborhoods light up in order of best current air quality to worst.