GIFs by the author via. Images courtesy teamLab
A galaxy of hanging LEDs forms the world of teamLab’s latest immersive installaition, Crystal Universe. The experience feels like the Japanese tech art studio’s Crystal Fireworks and Floating Flower Garden had an endlessly sparkling, smartphone-controlled baby that recasts you as Neo from The Matrix—at times, you see nothing but green, blue, and red lights, and control of the whole thing is at your fingertips.
Thanks to teamLab’s Interactive 4D Vision technology, the group writes in their project description, “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely. While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.” That’s right, visit the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo from Aug 21 – Sep 27, 2015, and you might find yourself the center of the universe. Thanks, teamLab.
Watch Crystal Universe in action in the video and GIFs below: