Linguine Public Space OS has been successfully deployed to choreograph ‘Another Life’ in Bradford, England, one of Europe’s largest permanent interactive public artworks.
Another Life is an urban-scale interactive projection environment that has transformed a new public park into an engaging and inviting outdoor interactive environment. Built on our product Linguine OS which activates public space, enabling the coordination and control of a variety of urban infrastructures and technologies such as lighting, cameras, projectors and fountains, it has integrated into the infrastructure of the Bradford City Park. Never the same on two days running, the piece encourages people to become players upon the urban stage by choreographing the lasers, projections, fountains, ambient illumination and ground lighting of the park in a symphony of interactive urban experiences.
The project is technologically challenging, but it’s all tried and tested technology. There’s nothing in there that’s particularly risky. It’s rock solid.
— Shelagh O’Neill, City Park project director for Bradford Council
In Bradford, it can create novel interactive experiences, playing on the idea of creating urban myths, by drawing unexpected dancing patterns of light and lasers on and around visitors as they move through it. Or it can be reconfigured by the Park management for specific events, themes or interactive experiences.
We were initially brought in as lighting designers for the Mirror Pool but our system evolved to connect together every technology component in the Mirror Pool. The goal was to unlock the full potential of the Mirror Pool infrastructure in order to give the best visitors experience possible. Since the opening in 2011, the Mirror Pool park has been immensely popular with locals and visitors alike and draws thousands of people to the heart of Bradford every day.