The “Homogenizing and Transforming World” exhibit at the Hong Kong Arts Centre demonstrates its powerful concept with a simple visualization. Individual floating balls communicate color information to one another through a wireless connection. When one is touched, the color and sound of the entire installation will quickly change, spreading from that one orb.
The creators at teamLab wanted to show us the power and speed of our interactions in the wireless age. Here is what teamLab had to say:
“The Internet has spread throughout the world. Individuals are connected to closely-related people and information spreads back and forth freely between them. People act as the intermediary for the information and in an instant the information spreads and the world unifies. All individuals can freely and simply transmit information; the individual acts as an intermediary that transmits the information to the world, transforming it (in) an instant.”
If you happen to be in Hong Kong, the exhibit will remain on display as part of the Hong Kong Arts Centre’s 5th annual flagship exhibition “Distilling Senses: A Journey through Art and Technology in Asian Contemporary Art” until January 12, 2014.