Electric Fireflies Mimic Social Interactions Between People

Electric Fireflies Mimic Social Interactions Between People
Design

A design team in Sydney is implementing an innovative light artwork called Social Firefly, a community of intelligent lights that influence one another.

Alice Chan
  • 6 september 2011

A design team in Sydney is implementing an innovative light artwork called Social Firefly, a community of intelligent lights that influence one another, for the Vivid 2011 festival. Each light or “firefly” is programmed to respond to lights from their neighbors, mimicking human social interactions. Audiences have power to control the popularity of fireflies by shining lights on them, enabling popular fireflies to become highly influential while isolated fireflies work hard to reach their neighbors. Each unit contains 95 components all sourced individually for this project, while over 4800 parts are used to bring the fireflies into the tree. The design team explains their inspiration:

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