Night Lights

Auckland's Ferry Building serves as a canvas for a larger-than-life interactive light show


An interactive installation, “Night Lights” counts on bodies, hands and mobile phones to bring a massively colorful game of charades to life. Staged at Auckland’s Ferry Building, the project is the upshot of a joint effort between four creative agencies and the public.


Using software made with the openFrameworks library by YesYesNo (and currently being prepped for open-source release), the team projected a sequence of six scenes every hour onto the building’s facade over the course of five days. The project was created for the re-branding of Telecom New Zealand, transforming the city’s main transportation hub into an exciting display of lights.

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For a behind-the-scenes look at the initiative, check out the Flickr photo set and video of the installation.

Edited by Craig Kanarick, EXP looks at the ways innovative brands express themselves in the digital age.