Whispering Light

Light itself participate in almost everything around us and even beyond... Exploring the  light opened our minds and fields of interests in so many different aspects that, by the time we realize what more we are about to discover, it 's already "late" as our light survey pointing straight at this new idea, invention, experiment. . . which obviously wouldn't be there if there was no light involved...

Datagrove  - commissioned installation for the ZERO1 "Seeking Silicon Valley" 2012 Biennial.

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datgrove - an outdoor media installation, which was set in a period of three months in the courtyard of California Theater, actually thrives information from its urban surrounding...

This installation basically distributes invisible data and atmospheric phenomena into a light and sound with various intensities.  It collects these invisible data streams and translates them into synthesized speech and light.

Datagrove functions as a contemporary ‘whispering wall’ : it accumulate local trending topics (Tweeter feds, news posts...) and later whispers these through speakers and LCDs displays  interlinked in into a Datagrove.

Beside this ability to make almost unimaginable atmosphere for people to interact and contemplate with latest cultural social, political trends in its area, it also reacts and responds to people in its immediate closeness. Using wide range of sensors, electronics,  text to speech modules, LEDS and LCDS .

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datagrove is a complex construction of digitally fabricated steel and translucent tubes with glowing interactive ‘whispering’ pods and LED lights.

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    hwww.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – hwww.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    hwww.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – hwww.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato –    www.peterprato.com

Datagrove installation. Photo: Peter Prato – www.peterprato.com

Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno designed and brought to life so many outstanding, timeless  concepts beside Datagrove.

Headline question on their site http://www.future-cities-lab.net attracted us to read, hear and see as much as possible about this innovative and certainly brave project:

“ How can we begin to use technology, social media, and the internet to affect how we live, work , communicate and play ? “


Investigating light, LEDs to be more specific,  led us to revelation in how magnificent project  lighting  plays such an important role...

We felt so proud to be able to share it on our blog, and once again to show greatness of light and its presence today and in the future...