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Speaking of LEDs

6 Mar 2013

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If you’re jonesing for some LED-based art projects but you did’t make it to San Francisco for the unveiling of Leo Villareal’s massive Bay Lights installation, you’re still in luck if you can get to El Paso this Thursday. As Glasstire reports …

On March 7, Douglas Steel, founder of the iE Collective, will be lecturing at UT El Paso’s Rubin Center on the use of LED lighting as “an artistic approach to studying the human brain,” pointing out how “overreliance on the scientific method” had hindered the development of new drugs to treat mental illness. He’s going to demonstate some new lighitng technologies that might be of use to artists.

Get all the event specifics at ArtReach website. The iE Collective also stages monthly light installations around the Sugarhouse Business District of Salt Lake City, UT as a part of the monthly Sugarhouse Art Walk.

Leo Villareal Launches The Bay Lights

4 Mar 2013

Ballroom contributing artist Leo Villareal‘s massive Bay Lights LED sculpture goes live tomorrow. Connersmith has everything you need to know on how to watch online or on scene …

CONNERSMITH is delighted to announce LEO VILLAREAL’S monumental LED sculpture, The Bay Lights, in San Francisco, CA.

The Bay Lights will go live on March 5th, 2013 at 8:30pm PST and be on view through 2015.

Grand Lighting ceremony online: CLICK HERE

Information on the artist: CLICK HERE

Villareal’s awe-inspiring Bay Lights sculpture will transform the western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge in to the world’s largest LED light sculpture. Measuring over a mile and a half long, with 25,000 LED nodes affixed to nearly five miles’ worth of vertical suspension cables, Bay Lights is eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting. The Bay Lights will be seen over 50 million people in the Bay Area with many more viewing it online nightly through 2015.