When I talk of my passion for projects at the intersection of art and technology, few examples come to mind as easily as the Pulse Room. In exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, this interactive installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer uses technology to delight and marvel you with a beautiful light show reflecting your heart rate.
The heart rate of visitors touching two metal rods is captured and transmitted as electronic pulses to 300 light bulbs suspended from the ceiling. The heart rate of visitors is added to thousands of other captures to produce a stunning interactive experience.
Gabrielle looks in absolute wonder as I capture her reaction after she placed her hands on the two metal rods. I highly recommended you visit the exhibit at the MACM anytime between June 19th, 2014 to September 7, 2014.