Color Commons, 2013

Color Commons was an interactive public art  work by artist collective, New American Public Art. It was commissioned as part of the Greenway Conservancy's 2012/13 Winter Lights series and was exhibited on the Greenway from January 2013 - April 2013. 

The artwork allowed the public to change the color of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Light  Blades by sending text messages to them. Participants could write any color they could think  of and send it to the Light Blades number (917.525.2337) and instantly  all the Light Blades would change to their chosen color.

More about the technology behind this project can be found on our blog here :

And an in-depth discussion about the Rascal microcontroller that does the heavy lifting can be found here :

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Color Commons, 2013