PIXEL VORTEX

"experience swimming with bioluminescence" Engadget

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An ethereal temple of play — a bioluminescent dreamscape of flying pixels. Upon squeezing through any of the multitude of openings of Osmos Pavilion you are immediately bombarded with LED balloons whirling in a powerful vortex of wind. The balloons swirl around the shimmering space, flowing up to the apex and back down. Persons enter and exit in games of hide and seek with their friends as they toss balloons around and play like children among the most technologically advanced balloon drop ever. Visitors gaze through an OLED screen window into the inflatable dance party, press their hands into pin screens, the entire installation transforms to the color of their aura while a photograph is snapped of this moment and given as a surprise gift as they leave the installation. How will I affect the world today with my energy field... of dreams? of troubles? of service? of judgement? of empathy? of compassion? Welcome to the world’s largest mood ring where your energy takes flight in multiple forms. You won’t get this till later -- this is where “a pin in the hand is worth two in the balloons” and “every aura has its day.” “May the auricle be with you.”

Randall's Island, New York City | Panorama Music Festival

Concept and Direction by Jon Morris
Produced by Clementine Seely and Ana Constantino
Custom Inflatable "Osmos Pavilion" and Aura Podium Design: John Hilmes
Interactive Aura Sensor by Rob Godshaw with Ward Flemming's pinscreens
Video and Lighting Design by Josh Higgason
Sound Design by Bobby McElver
Aura Photography by Will O'hare
Wireless LEDs by Lumigeek
Balloon Content and Design Technologist by Maxx Berkowitz
Aura Photo Assistant: Lucas Jatoba
Auricles: Tristan O'shea, Joe Trombino, Fisher Neal, Marianna Hoitt-Lange, Angelica Kushi, Talissa Bavaresco, Will O'HareProduction Assistants: Aristo Ambatzidis & Juliana Leandra
Balloon Wranglers: Roberta Fernandes, Deborah Amaa, Paulo Souza, Johnatan Rezende, Alexzandra Knapp, Sean Devare, Daniel White, Hannah Webb, Emmy Morton, Cy Gowdie, Julia Sorroche, Isa Rosenbloom, Juliana Suaide, Madeline Marra, Louis Schwaldron, Misha Gervits, Matt Kruger, Benjamin Rosenbloom, Khalil Cooper, Tassia Cabanas, Brisa Gonzaga, Madeline Compagnon, Michael McQuilken
See Factor, Kyle Casey, Giani Fabricio, Ward Flemming, and Bravo Media

"I laid my hands on pin-cushion-like galvanic skin-response sensors while looking up at the camera, and the system captured my "aura." A few seconds later, the balls inside the room lit up in corresponding colors. And I walked away with a portrait of my aura that was so pretty I had to share it on Instagram." Engadget
"From dangling vine-like LED lights to abstract art exceeding your wildest imagination, this creative move transformed what would have otherwise been an overlooked festival perk into one of the most unforgettable parts of the musical extravaganza." Forbes