MIT Illuminations

Software Development, Lighting Protocol Integration (Kinet), Technical Drafting, Hardware Integration and Testing, Installation and Maintenance Service
In collaboration with SOSO
Cambridge, MA
2021 - 2022

MIT Illuminations is an interactive lighting installation powered by open-source code and driven by an evolving set of community-contributed light shows that blend narratives of science, art, and student life. MIT Illuminations, like the MIT community, is colorful, ever-changing, and alive. 

The open-source software created for this project can be used to control architectural and entertainment lighting fixtures or, at the hobbyist level, connect to simpler LED tape or fixtures attached to an Arduino board. Light shows can take hand-coded algorithms, digital images, audio, or live data as inputs to control the color and animations of the lights. The software is published under the MIT License, so students, faculty, and community members can download the software and source code from GitHub and add their own unique personalities to Illuminations' light shows. 

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