Art & Design, Code, Data Visualization

An adaptation of Dante’s Paradise for the information age. A grid of 256 LED lights responds to visitors’ sound by running the Game of Life, a software algorithm that creates complex behavior from simple rules. When there is no sound, a series of one-note symphonies plays in the space.

Paradise was first shown at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, in September, 2002. Materials included custom software & hardware, white fabric, salt and mirrors. Dimensions of the installation: approximately 35 feet by 25 feet.