Interactive Installation. LED stripes, Raspberry Pi, zipties, light pole, ball, accelerometer.
All-Nite Tetherball transforms a light pole into an interactive plaything and with it the surrounding urban space from utility to play. Wrapped in colorful LED strips, the light effects displayed on the pole can be set in motion by interacting with an illuminated ball attached to it (in collaboration with Nick Tobier and Michael Rodemer).
Set up on municipal light poles, this installation creates an urban icon with references to both the neighborhood barber pole — an illuminated, spinning column of stripes that calls out to pedestrians — and street games. It oﬀers a brilliant, interactive interpretation of a favorite playground staple, a tetherball pole.
All-Nite Tetherball. Interactive Installation. Group Exhibition “DLECTRICITY — Detroit’s Nighttime Exhibition of Art & Light”, Detroit, Michigan, USA.