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Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Uncategorized |

12,000 LED lights at Cornell University to honor Carl Sagan

12,000 LED lights at Cornell University to honor Carl Sagan

Besides writing books and lead to the film Jodie Foster (Contact), also worked for a long time in in Ithaca, New York. And as a tribute, the study house an exhibit created by artist Leo Villareal, which is appropriately represents something that Sagan spent most of his life: the cosmos.

The tax in question is called precisely, and it is not exactly something small. It consists of 12,000 and measures 45 x 62 feet (13 x 20 meters, approximately), and thanks to an algorithm these lights are highlighted in a dynamic and recreate some abstract manifestations of the universe in general, such as the movement of clouds, water, or the sky at night.

The structure is mounted quite high, so it is visible from the campus and to the city of itself. Its creator took two years to complete the work, which is constantly adjusting to “achieve the desired effects” when illuminated.

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Link: Cosmos Lighting Simulation by Leo Villareal (Designboom)

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