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PGL as exhibited at Mal au Pixel, Paris, 2006
pictures of pixels and people at public exhibitions
| On the Sunny side of New Media
Genius Loci stands for the spirit of the place, a common phrase in architecture for the poetic context, for the cultural reading of a site. Ping, the most basic command in computer networking, is a sort of greeting among computers, if I ping an address, it replies, so we know we can communicate. Ping Genius Loci(PGL) is an architectural installation trying to build a network into the poetics of the place.
PGL is built up from 300 radio networked, solar powered, self sustainable intelligent analogue pixels, that are placed on a 20 by 20 meters grid. These pixels function in the bright sunshine, and are interfacing the people walking in the grid.
PGL is a platform in development, that enables us to try a larger set of possibilities, with different forms, interactive contents.
PGL is developed by aether architecture with Bengt Sjölén.
Would you like to help?
we are really grateful to all the people who helped us soldering day and night and to companies finding low cost alternatives
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