Sensing Change, a collaboration between ESI Design and lighting designer Michael Stiller, Founding Partner at upLIGHT, is a peaceful and reflective experience in the middle of Chicago’s concrete jungle that draws inspiration from the natural world. A virtual Living Wall, the illuminated trellis creates animations influenced by local weather-data.  Wind speed acts as a disruptive layer superimposed over the base states that include: Cloudy, Sunny, and Precipitation. By combining line-of-sight and reflected lighting effects, the sculpture alternately reads as a single or multilayered surface, creating a complex and organic experience.

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