six pixels on the second floor
In 2002, Kerry Veenstra and I built six pixels, each driven by
300 watts of light. These were controlled by a Nios CPU running
some handrolled software.
For Halloween night, we projected them inside a building
in downtown Santa Cruz. Here are a few movies taken that
night. (About 6M each, mpeg.)
"Six Pixels on the Second Floor"
Installation Art Piece in Downtown Santa Cruz,
activated on Oct 31, 2002
"Six Pixels on the Second Floor" is an electronic
installation that will be visible from the corner
of Pacific Avenue and Cooper Street on Halloween
evening: Thursday October 31, 2002, after sunset.
It consists of a custom hardware and software
controller for 18 spotlights organized as six full-color
pixels projected on the corner windows of the
second floor of the Cooper House building.
The pixels will be displaying various patterns
"Six Pixels on the Second Floor" was conceived
and built by David Van Brink and Kerry Veenstra.
"It is a privilege to be working with someone so
brilliant, and yet whose surname falls after my
own alphabetically," Van Brink said of the project.
Both are employed by Altera, whose offices occupy
the second floor mentioned in the title, and whose
technology is used in the piece.