Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Watch The Grand Lighting For ‘The Bay Lights,’ The $8.8M Art Project Backed By Some Of Tech’s Biggest Names

I watched it live, you can watch it below live (if you follow me) or recorded (if you catch me in async mode).

Bonus for everyone who knows what async mode is...

Watch live streaming video from acmelive at livestream.com

I have to say it was REALLY neat to see live tonight.  The project, which is privately funded, is "kicking off this evening at 9:00pm PT that will turn the Bay Bridge into the world’s largest LED light sculpture every evening for the next two years. The project, headed up by technologist and artist Leo Villareal, will illuminate the 1.8 mile western span of the bridge with 25,000 LED lights individually programmed with unique algorithms to show a never-repeating display — it’ll be viewable from San Francisco and points north, but not to drivers crossing the bridge. The Bay Lights will be illuminated each night from dusk until 2:00am through 2015."

There's a veritable "Who's Who" in the names dropped in the TechCrunch Article.  Enjoy!

PS - There's also a YouTube video of  "Villareal working on the Bay Lights and testing the project earlier this year:"