Liberties building art


So from the 24th September (Arthur Guinness birthday btw) you can have an animation up on the tallest building in Ireland. Coolness. Have a go at it from here:

http://www.daft.ie/playhouse


As part of Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, from the 24th of September until the 11th of October 2009, Playhouse will transform the iconic Liberty Hall building in Dublin’s city centre into a 50 metre, low resolution, TV screen. Members of the public are invited to create animations with sound and music, via our website, and broadcast them across the city’s skyline.

Powering the display are 100,000 low-energy LED lights, installed into 330 windows on the south and west faces of the building. These lights can illuminate each window as a solid colour turning it into a tiny pixel that’s part of a giant display.

The project was born from a series of conversations and connections made in the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Originally inspired by the Blinkenlights installation in Berlin, Playhouse raises the technological bar with the ability to produce colour animations.


Stephen

4 comments:

TAW Blog Admin said...

Might try doing one of these, what a cool idea.

Chris said...

It used to be the tallest buidling Ireland ! Cork now holds 2 titles !

Tracy O'Brien said...

Chris you're going to have to tell us what they are :D

Chris said...

1, The Elysian, Cork, 71m (233 ft) (81m (266 ft) with spire)

2, Cork County Hall, 67m (220 ft

3, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 59.4m (195 ft)

4, Riverpoint, Limerick, 59.2m

5, One George's Quay Plaza, Dublin, 59m (194 ft)

6, Crowne Plaza. Dundalk 58m (190 ft)

As requested :P Would love to join but I'm in Co.Louth :(