10 Playful Public Works of Art

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An LED Seesaw

An Australian art and design studio created A Tilt of Light, which we first spotted on Elemental LED, and installed it in Melbourne’s Federation Square. The group constructed an LED lighting strip (33 of them), activated by computer software and tucked it inside the body of a seesaw. When one end tilts, the lights glow and zoom across the seesaw’s length. Studio Eness wanted to demonstrate the kinetic physics of the playground equipment, but make it a truly fun learning experience. The video below demonstrates how it all works. Skip to the 58 second mark if the techno talk doesn’t interest you.