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Light Orchard

Light Orchard is an environment-scale platform designed and developed to facilitate tangible interactions and spatial visualizations. In this iteration, we used the platform to model different complex systems, such as cellular automata and city planning. Different sized blocks represent different agents in a complex system, and participants change the system's conditions by rearranging the blocks. Feedback is offered through the resulting color animations, reflecting the state of the system.

The bespoke hardware, firmware and software for Light Orchard was designed, developed and fabricated inhouse, with support from the Interactive Product Design Lab and the Imagine Lab at Georgia Tech.

Design team:
Clement Zheng, James Hallam, Noah Posner, Heydn Ericson,
Matthew Swarts, Ellen Do

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