Highcross Lanterns’ Ambient

Generative digital artwork for the seven, seven meter tall totems in Leicester’s Highcross.

The public artwork responds to the positions of the sun, a hyperlocal forecast and proximity of people walking nearby.

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Visual Design, Code

Tech Used

  • Unity3d  — volumetric shaders using Cg and other shaders using ShaderLab
  • C# — inc. custom SSI UDP client
  • Node.js — sun position calculations
  • PHP & XSLT — realtime weather with content management for palettes and events creation

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