‘ResoNet’ is an interactive light sculpture exhibited in the Baitasi hutong district during Beijing Design Week in 2015, which illuminates the public realm in response to vibration stimuli. Designed by Creative Prototyping Unit, a team made up of multidisciplinary designers, ‘ResoNet’ takes its name from the combination of resonance and network. The showcased product is an evolution of the competition winning entry for Designboom Bright LED in 2007, which was presented at FRED 07 art festival in the UK.
Suspended in a tree canopy, the web structure drapes over above the public realm like a vortex. Two illuminated rings support a network of vibration sensors and LED nodes that are fixed at some key intersections on the tensile web, these nodes detect vibrations produced by human and natural activity. Be it the sway of a tree, or a passing car, the energy is transformed into light that resonates across the structure, and whilst the rings provide a constant flow for passersby, ‘ResoNet’ bursts to life shining brighter depending on the strength of the vibration.
‘ResoNet’ is a series of research projects which employ Low-Fi techniques to visualise the resonance frequencies inherent in the natural environment, via the interaction of the public and surrounding elements detected by a LED net. The aim is to explore the boundaries between nature, art, architecture and technology to create physical and ephemeral conditions.
Credit Project Title：ResoNet-Baitasi Organisers：Creative Prototyping Unit Designed by: Mark Tynan, William Hailiang Chen and Zhao Liqun Time: 2015.09.26-10.07 Location: Fu Cheng Men Nei Beijie Street, Xicheng District Beijing (Baitasi area) Material: LED, elastic core, vibration sensors, 3D print(ABS), LED strip and others Project Team：Matthew Smith, Stelly Li, Lin Xiuqing, Dai Shuyao Contributors: Beatrice Leanza, Li Xinlu, Nicola Saladino, Su Xia, Zhang Wen, Wang Yan, Ma Tao, Zhu Jing, Zhang Fan, Yu Yang, Lou Jiali, Li Yidan Sponsors: Tiertime 3D Print , Buro Happold