This Ceiling Installation Responds to Movements Of People

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 30, 2016
References: behnazfarahi & gizmag
Aurora is a fascinating new permanent ceiling installation, located at the University of Southern California, that is designed to be capable to move and react in response to the movements of people walking beneath it.

The ceiling is equipped with five disks that are covered in industrial felt, and four stationary desks. The ceiling is activated by an Xbox Kinect camera that detects movement and translates it in such a way that the ceiling is actuated through its panels. The discs respond to this movement by moving up and down and rotating in different directions, and the ceiling is also equipped with lighting that switches on or off based on the path of the room's visitor.

This interactive ceiling installation is a great example of reactive architecture that could be of great use in every setting from military to marketing.