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MIKONTALOLIGHTS seems to be inspired by the good old blinkenlight project, both in respect to aesthetics and enthusiasm. Here’s what their website says:

Over the years TOAS Mikontalo has been residence for thousands of students from all over the world. ‘Mikkis’ is one of the best known (both liked and disliked) dormitories in Finland. With the currently ongoing renovation, Mikontalo will be reborn. However, before this, one thing had to be done… MIKONTALOLIGHTS.

The object of MIKONTALOLIGHTS was to create the world’s physically largest colored graphics platform by using the windows of Mikontalo’s D-staircase as light pixels. The platform was used to play Tetris and other games and present demos created by the students of Tampere University of Technology. The project climax was on December the 4th when the new lights of Mikontalo were lit. The goal was to gain global visibility for Tampere University of Technology and the rich student culture of the Uni.

The public event of MIKONTALOLIGHTS was a tremendous success. There were more than 2000 spectators at once and total count of interested spectators was close to 4000.

Thanks to Damien Mair (Fusion) for sending me the link.

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