Aurora is a major installation designed, built and programmed by Electroland as the entrance for DirecTV’s Los Angeles headquaters. My role included writing thousands of lines of code, overseeing the development and installation of tens of thousands of LEDs and 4.7 MILES of cables, generating hundreds of pages of schematics and instructions, developing content templates for multiple teams of artists, research, testing and installation of obscure broadcast and industrial automation systems, and working on the immersive and interactive show/experience. Features include two separate, purpose-built machine vision systems, and show control and interaction systems designed for stadium-sized concert venues. Construction of this project was made possibly by detailed computer drawings that were directly translated into thousands of CNC’d metal and plastic parts.
Above video courtesy of Iron Claw.
UPDATE: Electroland has released a video of the fabrication and installation process, and it’s beautiful!