reactive architecture installation
Ryerson Image Centre. Toronto, Canada.
with Patricio Davila
programming and design by Robert Tu and Maggie Chan

Every evening, from February 5, 2014 – March 5, 2014, the LED façade of the Ryerson Image Centre was animated by a blue wave representing wind speed and direction while an intermittent red pulse was triggered by fluctuations in the use of the hashtag #homelessness on Twitter.

By visiting intheairtonight.org people could read and retweet messages from the (@itat2014) Twitter feed or compose their own. Every message with the hashtag #homelessness amplified the issue online and contributed to a colour change on the building.

short documentary by Maggie Chan
radio interview on CBC Spark
interview on Creators Project
interview on Blouin ARTINFO