The ‘Fibio Interactive’ is an innovative, interactive lighting installation designed to transform a space, create a joyful & engaging experience, and lower stress levels.
The device was inspired by nature and Biophilic design, which is the idea that humans have an innate instinct to seek connections with nature. The light pattern took inspiration from growth patterns in flowers and plants. It was based on the sunflower seed formation which contains two intersecting spiral rotations, 55 going clockwise and 34 anticlockwise. These numbers are found in the Fibonacci sequence, a famous mathematical formula that is strongly related to the golden ratio. The Fibonacci spiral pattern is therefore appealing to both scientific and artistic minds, making it very aesthetically pleasing.
The device contains 356 LED lights which are individually controlled by an Arduino microcontroller board. There are three sensors in its centre, an IR Camera, IR Projector, and a normal RGB Camera which are connected to the Arduino board. Bespoke coding is programmed and stored on the microcontroller to control the lighting patterns and allow interaction to take place with the user. When the person is within its proximity, the lights go various shades of green and ‘interactive mode’ is activated, allowing the user to interact with the lights using hand gestures. When the user gets too close, all the lights turn red, symbolising the negative impact we as a species have on nature and the environment. When nobody is in its proximity, the device displays various aesthetically pleasing patterns for spectators to enjoy.
Diameter: 1210mm Depth: 74mm.
‘Fibio Interactive’ is an innovative lighting installation designed to transform a space, create a joyful & engaging experience, and lower stress levels.