A giant installation breaks nature into squares on screen.
This new, giant installation in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Centre weaves around the stairs and balconies of the five-storey atrium. The entire thing, by Plebian Design, Hypersonic Design & Engineering and Sosolimited, is made up of small squares of see-through LED lights that go opaque on command. The flock of birds – complete with sounds – flutter across the screens, each square using only one colour, making the picture a giant 8-bit image. As an aside, it was next to impossible to get a screen shot of the birds. When paused, the 8-bit birds look simply like squares on glass. The true magic lies in when they move across the screens.