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# 2018

Twinkle

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Flying lights for poorly lit streets

Twinkle is a futuristic proposal for individualized urban lighting. The project is inspired by the inadequacies of current street light systems, which leave many areas poorly lit, making neighbourhoods less safe — in perception and in reality. Inspired by fireflies, the project imagines a population of luminous techno-creatures that live on light posts. During the daytime, they rest and recharge themselves by expanding their solar ‘wings’. At night, they interact with pedestrians to improve urban safety without surveillance. An individual Twinkle acts as a companion, bathing each person with light as she walks along the street. They are designed to provide a playful, non-threatening presence that reassures pedestrians and adds life to even the most poorly lit area.

Graduates

  • Jiabao Li

    Jiabao Li

    Harvard University

    Jiabao is a speculative designer, media artist, and engineer. Working at the intersection of emerging technology, art and design, her work has ranged from human robot interaction to sensory augmentation, virtual reality to public projection. She holds a Master of Design in Technology degree with Distinction from Harvard GSD and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore. Working as a team, Honghao and Jiabao has won multiple international design awards in interaction, product and architecture, including Golden A' Design Award, iF Design Award, 1st Place Future Cities Contest, etc. https://www.jiabaoli.org/more

  • Honghao Deng

    Honghao Deng

    Harvard University

    Honghao is computational designer focusing on building hyper-performance built-environment with integration of tangible Interface, IoT, AR and VR. He holds a Master of Design in Technology degree with Distinction at Harvard GSD and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tianjin University. He is a researcher at City Science Group, MIT Media Lab and Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at Harvard, developing spatial experience interface that enables users to customize their working and living spaces intuitively and effortlessly. Working as a team, Honghao and Jiabao has won multiple international design awards in interaction, product and architecture, including Golden A' Design Award, iF Design Award, 1st Place Future Cities Contest, etc. http://www.honghao.gallery/ more


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