REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

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HSV Prism

Denver, CO | 2017

Fabrication and Illumination by Dispersion

Video Production and Narrative by Vital Films

HSV Prism is a human-scale interactive light object. It was designed and built to showcase Dolby Digital's latest Dolby Vision technology. Comparable to HDR 12 (if it existed), Dolby Vision produces a vibrant range of colors for a variety of viewing experiences.  

Consisting of seven sides and two prisms, the larger (outer) prism features a 2-way dichroic film that allows one to see through, while bouncing light and reflections from within. The smaller (inner) prism houses the LED lights. Each face on the inner prism illuminates independently and cooresponds to touch on the outer prism.  

 Photo by William Goodrich

Photo by William Goodrich

Emancipation Park Monuments

Houston, TX | 2017

Fabrication by Demiurge Design

Illumination by Dispersion

Dispersion designed, prototyped, and fabricated a custom integrated LED illumination system within four stainless steel monument sculptures flanking the corners of the new Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas.  We iterated on several different designs to achieve consistent light distribution, appropriate color temperature, and a robust system for transport and installation in Texas.

 Photo by Demiurge Design

Photo by Demiurge Design

With Liberty and Justice for All

by Jim Hodges

Austin, Texas | 2016

Dynamic Light Design and Installation by Jen Lewin Studio

Fabrication by Demiurge Design

Demiurge Design enlisted Jen Lewin Studio to integrate a wirelessly-connected system of pixel-controlled LEDs into an existing piece by Jim Hodges.  This project involved several prototypes to determine an LED form factor and mounting schema that fully captured the visual effects of the piece's dichroic-backed acrylic faces.  Jen Lewin Studio LED controllers drive varied lengths of LED strip within each letter housed within custom enclosures.  Power and data are routed via a complex system of customized weatherproof cabling and connectors.

  Photo by Aaron Rogosin courtesy of   Jen Lewin Studio

Photo by Aaron Rogosin courtesy of Jen Lewin Studio

The Pool by Jen Lewin

temporary interactive sculpture, exhibited worldwide since 2008

Concept, Engineering, and Design by Jen Lewin Studio

Engineering by Dan Julio Designs

The Pool is a prolific interactive sculptural installation with over 10,000 embedded LEDs. The piece has traveled to over 40 locations worldwide including Singapore, Sydney, Istanbul, Montreal, Prague, Lisbon, Abu Dhabi, and many domestic cities.  We've contributed to The Pool's evolution in many capacities during both Bill's early and recent tenures with Jen Lewin Studio.  During in the initial design and development of the piece beginning in 2008, Bill worked side-by-side with Jen Lewin and provided integral engineering of the control and communication systems.  In 2015 and 2016, Bill and Jamie further helped develop an evolved, robust, and time-tested system.  They traveled with the piece to art and light festivals in several major cities and further facilitated improvements to the piece's underlying systems.

 Photo courtesy of Jen Lewin Studio

Photo courtesy of Jen Lewin Studio

Mini Pool by Jen Lewin

Singapore | 2015

Concept, Engineering, and Design by Jen Lewin Studio

Engineering by Dan Julio Designs

After experiencing a temporary exhibit of The Pool at the iLight Festival in Singapore, executives of PlayPoint Asia commissioned a smaller, permanent version for the new Yishun Ring Road Park in the island's neighborhood of Yishun.  The consistent heat and humidity of Singapore's climate required a robust system, and The Pool's technology fit the bill.  Working directly with the playground's design team, Jen Lewin Studio ensured adequate drainage and other protections were in place to protect the electronics.  After a modest redesign of The Pool's structural elements to adapt to a permanent site, Jamie and Bill traveled to Yishun to oversee installation alongside a diverse team of local Singaporeans.

  Photo courtesy of   Jen Lewin Studio

Photo courtesy of Jen Lewin Studio

Sidewalk Harp by Jen Lewin

Minneapolis, Mn | 2015

Concept, Engineering, and Design by Jen Lewin Studio

Engineering by Dan Julio Designs

Fabrication by Demiurge Design

The Sidewalk Harp is a permanent interactive public sculpture at the Be The Match Foundation headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.  The piece is exhibited alongside a busy downtown sidewalk adjacent to Target Field Station. Jamie and Bill worked within challenging physical constraints to develop a reliable data and power system to capture human interaction that elicits responses of light and sound.  Sensors collect data from participants and channel it to a central device nearly 50-feet away in a control room.  That central device relays signals to a powerful audio system and 36 ring-shaped arrays of pixel-controlled LEDs.

 Photo courtesy of Jen Lewin Studio

Photo courtesy of Jen Lewin Studio

Magical Harp by Jen Lewin

Palo Alto, California | 2015

Concept, Engineering, and Design by Jen Lewin Studio

Engineering by Dan Julio Designs

Fabrication by Demiurge Design

The Magical Bridge Playground is an "inclusive" playground built to be accessible to children of any ability level.  The park has ramp-accessed tree houses, swings that can connect to a wheelchair, and what we like to think is everyone's favorite feature: The Magical Harp.  Triggered by human interaction, the harp plays a variety of beautifully-curated sounds that fill the park and provide a unique experience for everyone.  Bill led the development of the harp's control system, audio system, and power and data wiring schema, and worked alongside Jamie Wirkler and Jen Lewin to install and tune the piece in Palo Alto.

 Photo by  Fanaddict 82  | CC-BY-SA-4.0

Photo by Fanaddict 82 | CC-BY-SA-4.0

Water Tree by Lawrence Argent

Vail, Colorado | 2009

Dynamic Light Design & Installation by Jen Lewin Studio

Fabrication by Kreysler & Associates 

Developers of the Solaris Residences in Vail Village recruited Denver artist Lawrence Argent to curate several pieces for the development's plaza.  Lawrence dreamed up the Water Tree and reached out to Jen Lewin to design and integrate a wirelessly-controlled system of color-changing LEDs embedded within the fiberglass sculpture.  Bill worked with Jen Lewin on the project and together we designed a customizable mounting system for pixel-controlled LED strip that winds its way through each of the piece's "bubbles."  A system of wireless controllers drives the LED strip within each bubble to create smooth and subtle color changes.  The sculpture has been a recognizable feature of the iconic mountain town for over 7 years now.