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You can change the dome lights at Science World with this orb

Kenneth Chan Jul 25, 2018 10:54 am 2,644

Back by popular demand, the public art installation that allows the public to control the dome lights of Science World is returning on select dates this summer.

Vancouver-based experimental design firm Tangible Interaction is teaming up with Science World again to return the ‘OH!’ light control orb to the Olympic Village seawall.

Changing lights at Science World using OH! (Tangible Interactive)

The interactive art installation allows participants to control one of Vancouver’s most renowned landmarks by changing the lights on its geodesic dome.

The orb is a scale model of the dome and is covered with LED lights and 240 sensors to sense the movement of people’s hands, which alters the lights on the dome in real time.

Six different animations with variations in colours and patterns, including sparkles, bands, and waves, can be made.

OH! Science World Public Light Control 2018

When: The first four Fridays of August 2018 (August 3, 10, 17 and 24)

Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver (False Creek seawall across from Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village)

Cost: Free

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]

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