Project blinkenlights

The Chaos Computer Club, a group of early (founded 1981) computer enthusiasts from Hamburg, Germany made a very special event to celebrate it´s 20th birthday some years ago.

They setup the biggest interactive “computer display” on a building in Berlin, Germany and named the project blinkenlights.

“The upper eight floors of the building were transformed in to a huge display by arranging 144 lamps behind the building’s front windows. A computer controlled each of the lamps independently to produce a monochrome matrix of 18 times 8 pixels.”

Quote from the blinkenlights page.

At night a number of animations could be seen, including the chance of playing pong, a very old computer game with your mobile phone on the building.

This was a really fascinating project, somewhere between arts, nonsense and extremely creative ideas. A video, giving an impression of the performance is available as well.

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