Poetic ambient lighting that keeps you close to the color of our shared sky
Year: 2018 | Individual Project | Tool: Arduino, Node.js, Processing, P5.js
"SkyLight" is an ambient light source that changes colors based on real-time and real-world sky color palette. It was designed from my fascination for the natural gradient colors of sky, with the intention to transcends the boundary of indoor rooms and outside world, shortens the our distance from the vault of sky overhead, bridges the gap between day and night, and potentially bring the sky from any part of the globe into our living spaces.
Because the colors of sky changes in an unpredictable way, it is possible to attach personal memories to a special moment of the sky. It is this dynamic that enables SkyLight to show a meaningful narrative such as sharing the sky of your place with your loved ones across the ocean in an gestural and textual way. In addition, the constantly changing colors of sky can be used to indicate passage of time and changes in weather, carving itself a subtle niche between the digital and the analog.
Ultimately, SkyLight aims to create a platform where we crowdsource the natural colors above our head as a concerted effort towards crafting a collective narrative (about sharing and communicating) together in a nostalgic, almost poetic way.