PixelCloud is an interactive sculpture created by the EMC Sandbox team at the Champlain College MakerLab. PixelCloud makes the conceptualization of the internet as a cloud in physical and tongue-in-cheek fashion. The project draws attention to the social media convention of reducing complex human experiences to simplified, peer approval systems. PixelCloud consists of approximately 200 individually lit cubes arranged into a cloud shape. Each cube is constructed of soda straws, coffee filters, Elmer’s glue and addressable RGB LED’s. The sculpture can be tweeted to, “reads” the emotion of the tweet, and executes lighting effects that echo that emotional quality.
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