256 Floating Balloons Beautifully Illuminate to Music

For the Mapping Festival, an audiovisual art event held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, a mesmerizing installation was just presented that turned ordinary white balloons into a mesmerizing installation. On May 16, in front of the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, a matrix of 256 balloons that had been inflated with helium and equipped with LED lights, acted like a low resolution screen, dancing in patterns to the sound of music. The entire show, called Cyclique by Maxime Houot and Nohista, lasted about 25 minutes.

The Mapping Festival officially kicks off today, May 22, and lasts until June 1. Dedicated to the audiovisual arts and digital culture, this 10th edition promises to be a real treat, especially for those who appreciate music, projection mapping and light installations.

Make sure to watch the video, below, which gets exciting a few seconds after the first minute and then again after the third minute.

Mapping Festival website

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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