Flux is an interactive light installation that connects individuals through acts of collaboration. The product is designed to reduce social stress within Sydney urban dwellers. Through cumulative research, our team discovered that individuals seek community interaction more than ever, although they are not encouraged nor provided a space that accommodates this value. Thus, users can explore an unrestrained space that accepts and encourages the exchange of friendly association through the embodiment of Flux.
The prototype operates 20 interactive custom made light poles fitted with 1 metre long double-sided LED strips emitting a full circulation of all colours in the spectrum. The animations of light is controlled by the capacitive touch sensors installed at the bottom of four main poles. These controls manipulate the colour, brightness and movement of light throughout the whole system. Users are able to bond as they become immersed in their creations of light mixtures, impending from their interactions with the poles.
Flux, giving people the chance to explore the beauty of their surroundings, and bring familiarity to the faces they often just walk by.