Arc of Light

by Symmetry Labs

About the design

An expansion of the immensely popular Tree of Tenéré that debuted at Burning Man '17. The Park of Light brings together 8 trees with thousands of individually controlled LED's.

The intention behind the Arc was visualize the hidden connections between all human beings on Earth. Imagine if we were able to visualize the subtle and not to subtle effects we have on one another in the real world.

Symmetry Labs hopes to one day create an augmented-reality app that does this for real. For now, they will have to wait until the technology has caught up to their amazing vision.

Designed by

Symmetry Labs

Alexander Green is an artist and entrepreneur whose work bridges the digital and physical world. Long interested in pushing the boundaries of knowledge and expression, Green was trained as a physicist and jazz musician; science and music remain lasting sources of inspiration and influence in his work.

Over the last few years, Green has been focused on building modular 'light instruments': volumetric lighting blocks with sophisticated software that can be played like a musical instrument. His work has been featured in Gizmodo and the Creators Project, as well as the Discovery Channel’s 'In The Making.'' His music videos for Eric Prydz and Cathedrals have won international acclaim.

Green is also the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary on the future of art, entitled 'Ineffable', collaborating with world famous violin virtuoso Tim Fain. He has performed at the numerous conferences and music festivals, including the Future of Storytelling, Treasure Island Music Festival, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Dreamforce, and was invited to give a keynote speech at the Cannes Lions Innovation Festival, titled 'Beyond Sound: The Music Experience of the Future'.

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