Innovationsforum Urban Screens, Berlin

Urban Screens, digitale Bildschirme im Stadtraum, werden als Medienträger künftig herkömmliche Poster und Plakate mehr und mehr ablösen. Die neue Technologie bietet vielfältige Nutzungspotenziale sowie wirtschaftliche Wachstumschancen, birgt aber gleichermaßen soziale Herausforderungen und Umweltgefahren. Das Innovationsforum Urban Screens, eine vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderte Initiative von Public Art Lab, nimmt sich dieser Auseinandersetzung an. Seit März 2011 trafen Akteure des Interaktionsfeldes aus den Bereichen Infrastruktur, Technologie, Content, Stadtentwicklung und Cross Media Marketing zusammen, um zentrale Fragestellungen, Potentiale sowie Risiken der Urban Screens zu diskutieren. Diese Auseinandersetzung wird am 25./26. Mai 2011 im Rahmen des Innovationsforum Urban Screens im Collegium Hungaricum Berlin fortgesetzt. Die Panels ‚Urban Screens als urbane Sichtfenster’, ‚Urban Screens als Kommunikationsplattformen’, ‚Urban Screens als multimediale Bühnen’ und ‚Mediale Stadtentwicklung’ sowie das ‚World Cafe’, ein prozessorientiertes Brainstorming, bereiten dafür die Plattform.


Nexus, London

Jason Bruges Studio’s latest artwork has been unveiled at Sunderland Station. The 144m long piece presents a virtual platform filled with travellers within a glass block wall. The 3m tall glass block wall in the underground train station has been turned into a large low-resolution video matrix (755×15 pixels). Behind the wall is a disused platform, which long ago used to see passengers waiting for trains. Now the tracks are long gone and the old platform is hidden from view., we have created ghostly characters that appear behind the glass wall opposite passengers waiting for the trains.

by: Jason Bruges Studio


Lotus by Studio Roosegaarde

‘Lotus 7.0’ is a living wall made out of smart foils which fold open in response to human behavior. Walking by ‘Lotus 7.0’, hundreds of aluminium foils unfold themselves in an organic way; generating transparent voids between private and public.Here physical walls become immaterial, through a poetic morphing of space and people.



Commissioned for Milan 2010, Jason Bruges Studio’s latest creation is a captivating artwork featuring Lumiblade OLEDs.

Mimosa is an interactive artwork displaying behavior that mimics responsive plant systems.The piece was inspired by the Mimosa family of plants, which change kinetically to suit their environmental conditions.

The studio has used the slim form of individual OLEDs to create delicate light petals, forming flowers, which open and close in response to visitors.


Pixel Sonne – Taming Sunlight

Sunlight and new media are fascinating! Let’s redirect and pixelate natural light! Pixel Sonne integrates the unchangeable dynamic and ephemeral beauty of sunlight to form a media façade.

It is a responsive yet subtle medium that uses the universal language of natural light to spark communication amongst people. Pixel Sonne is based on high-tech devices but evokes a feeling of only slightly touching digital aspects.


Travesias by Daniel Canogar, Brussles

BLIP’s new installation for the artist Daniel Canogar marks the opening of the Spanish Presidency of the EU. Between 28th and 30th December 2009 BLIP completed this major art installation in the Council of the European Union, Brussels. Collaborating with Daniel Canogar, BLIP has used its P37 display and PixelBus technology to realise a 37m LED sculpture suspended 10m above the ground in the atrium of the Justus Lipsius building. Conceived as a looping strip of display visible in daylight, the installation allows Canogar’s work to reflect in the glass and marble surfaces of the atrium, creating a very large field of moving imagery depicting migration and the transforming population of the EU.


Zeilgalerie, Frankfurt / Main

The shopping mall Zeilgalerie is famous well beyond Frankfurts city limits and since its existence has formed a central part of the town centre of the city. The commission includes the comprehensive redesign of the façade and the public areas of the interior.The most significant feature of the redesign is the complexly composed façade with its dynamically programmed light orchestration. The softly pulsating light ornamentation of the media façade includes a large variety of aesthetic light images: Clear-cut geometrical patterns transform fluently into organic interplays of light and shadow; delicate linear accents alternate with striking large-scale effects. The interplay of several diversely designed façade levels makes for fascinating overlaying effects and visual depth.The interior design concept takes up the original idea of a vertical urban structure and realises it in a contemporary visual design idiom.