The largest outdoor information display cube is a visualization of data. The display changes as information of unlawfully detained people is collected via various sources. - OpenIDEO Student Chapter at NYU-Poly
The cube is a dynamic sculpture that uses the data collected via some of the concepts (see build upon section) to bring awareness to the public.
Displays the information in a giant LED cube in 3D. Here is a video of one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mXM-oGggrM The cube would get more intense as more people are detained and more data is collected. Then as the detainee gets released the intensity calms down and imagery changes.
- The sculpture would be use to bring awareness of the issues and intensity of the situation when people are detained.
- The sculpture would constantly be changing over time displaying messages and 3D images, etc.
- The design will use Open Hardware methodologies. The resulting sculpture plans will be shared online so others can build upon it and make similar sculptures around the world adding improvements along the way.
- These sculptures could eventually be linked together and could pass information back and forth between them.
suggested in the comments to add color to designate regions. Great idea. Colors are definitely possible, not expensive and a great idea. We could use these for instance: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1074 You could imagine the blending of the RBG colors almost like a 3D LCD screen.
asked who I thought the audience was for this.
suggested that it would be seen it in cities, aiming at increasing awareness of 1) the existence of unlawful detentions and 2) the trends (increase or decrease overall, in a region) in terms of numbers of detentions. You could imagine one nearby the entrance of the HQ of Amnesty and in other similar public spaces. To be more meaningful, you could have a short description, maybe a few pictures... The audience would be officials, authorities but also people in the street (in developed countries).
recently via an installation at the NYC MOMA. The exhibit was called
Talk To Me
. This installation uses 930 fluorescent tubes on the building’s eastern side to display images.