An engaging public sound and light installation in Lima, Peru, that happened just this past December 2010:
The concept and installation was created by the U.K. based-studio Cinimod for the energy company Endesa during the holiday season. It seemingly allows any individual to have the ability to “orchestrate” a vast area set with 85 giant illuminated globes with their gestures and body movements. Standing on a podium, the user can change the color and patterns emitting from the spheres as well as affect what ambient noise is projected across the space.
Above the podium where the user would stand is a highly accurate thermal camera tracking the movement, interpreting the motion vectors and hot and cold zones of movement. The lighting also responds to the recursive feeds from the audio and animation.
And, interestingly enough, this was programmed with Max/MSP!