Acclaimed new media artist , Jim Campbell was commissioned by the New York Madison Square Park Conservancy to produce one of his large-scale light art pieces: Scattered Light. This is his largest scale project to date: The fixture spans about 80 feet long--20 feet tall and 16 feet wide. And it holds about 2000 LED's standard light-bulbs. Campbell likes to experiment with the relationship between technology and art--and placing abstract figures engraved into his massive public fixtures by using light. Scattered Lights in particular, features locomotive human shadows appearing in 3D light form. The result? (See video below after the jump).
Scattered Light will be up from October 23 2010 - February 28, 2011. Jim Campbell studied Electrical Engineering at M.I.T. His inspiration goes back to the 70's--from research studies--that explored cognitive thresholds for accurate perception when done on low resolution imagery, conducted by Bell Labs.