Phase 7’s Onskebronn LED Installation Makes Walking Fun Again

Evan Selleck - Oct 18, 2010
Phase 7’s Onskebronn LED Installation Makes Walking Fun Again

If you’re someone who walks a lot, then you know that, for the most part, it’s not all that fun. After all, the only interaction you get is from other people. But, what if the ground you were walking on actually interacted with you, with each step you take? Phase 7, a performance art group, has just debuted their brand new interactive LED installation in Berlin, which brings LED lighting effects to the ground itself, which will interact with those who step on it.

This isn’t the first time Phase 7 has done something like this. They created something like this back in 2008, and it was a big hit then, too. This time around, the performance group has unveiled the Onskebronn, which is Norwegian for ‘wishing well.’ It has been installed in the Hauptbahnhof train station. The LEDs inside the installation react to the passer-by’s above in real-time, and the effects vary in all sorts of ways. There hasn’t been a video made of the new installation as of the time of this writing, but the older version, from 2008, was caught on tape quite nicely, so check out the video to get the idea. The installation in the train station will be installed until October 25th, so if you’re in that neck of the woods, be sure to check it out.

[via Switched]

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