Just Outside Your Window (2017)

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In 2015 I moved to Boston from Idaho. One of the things that struck me the most was how many emergency vehicles were constantly in movement. I’d often see the red and blue of the police play across my wall as a cruiser passed by. This piece is a response to that, and when activated it displays a flashing red and blue light that emits from the house body that plays across any wall it is directed at. The action itself is activated by an onboard dataset of the Boston PD responses from the past year. Whenever a time and date line up with real-time the lights activate. It’s a direct representation of that activity and a reminder to value that I haven’t had to worry that those same lights could be a threat to my safety.

 

3D Printed Plastic, Resin, Arduino, Boston PD Dataset

 Pertinent blog posts can be found [here].