Nuit Blanche: Somnium

SOMNIUM is a dynamic reactive display whereby the light, movement and texture of a single fluid unit becomes tributary to the beauty of the whole. To an observer, the floor-to-ceiling spires initially appear still and dimly lit, as if asleep. But upon approach, the fabric is drawn upwards, and a softer inner light kindles into brightness. Together the spires awaken as if from a dream. Here the expressiveness of fabric is explored through the use of pleats, folds, and layers, while mechanical movement parallels the lighting effects therein. The result is a mesmerizing installation that is just as effective with a few users as it is with many, and the experience is never quiet the same each time. 

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Arduino
Arduino

Arduino Uno is the hear of SOMNIUS. Loops are set up to enable the reactivity of each module once triggered by proximity.

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PIR Sensor
PIR Sensor

A passive infrared sensor (PIR) is used to detect motion for SOMIUS. Upon activation, it sends signal to both the servo and the LED strip on each module.

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Servo Motor
Servo Motor

The string that draws fabric of the modules up and down is connected to a 360 SM-S4303R continuous servo.

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LED lights
LED lights

The LED strip is configured to fade into its colours, giving the impression of awakening from sleep upon being disturbed.

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Somnium Axo
Somnium Axo
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Reactivity
Reactivity
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Somnium Details
Somnium Details
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Room Layout
Room Layout
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