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Blinken Lights

Blinken Lights seems to be a perfect start, though it’s not a typical mediafacade – but what is the typical mediafacade by the way. I like it that much because it’s devoted to the public and invites to interaction. Unfortunately the technical principle of Blinken Lights – which is bright halogen flood light behind a diffusion layer – seems only to make sense in buildings that are empty. Check out more at Blinken Lights website. This Animation was created by Djenia Beliaikin with Blinkenpaint 2.4, a open source software by CCC.

This project has been shown at the Media Facades Exhbition Berlin 2008 and was published in the Exhibition Companion (download the Catalogue Pdf – 7 Mb).


  1. ant
    Posted Sep 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    this idea is entiretly captured from

    good night, and good luck

    • Posted Sep 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

      many thanks; I have heard about that project, but so far didn’t find more information about it.
      So your hint is very valuable for the “archeology” of media architecture.
      Anyone who knows more about projects even before clickspace 98?

  2. ant
    Posted Sep 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    as far as i know. before clickspace there wasnt any.

    good night ant good luck

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