Madison, WI, USA
Madison College is a technical and community college centered in Madison, Wisconsin. The College was looking to create a feature piece for its new Gateway Building, which serves as the front entrance to the College‘s Truax campus. The large, light-filled four-story atrium offered an opportunity for a “digital waterfall” that consisted of a masonry wall containing inset channels of sculpted glass. Traxon worked with the design team to enhance this centerpiece, adding Dot XL-3 placed on 4” centers behind the glass, producing vertical lines of light that could be animated.
Location: Madison, WI
Technology: LED dynamic lighting
Sensors were placed on the ramp at the base of the wall, below each channel. When the ramp is unoccupied, a background pattern and associated soundscape play. Whenever a sensor is tripped the e:cue control system plays an animated timeline on the associated channel, and a midi note is sent to the sequencer, essentially allowing students to play the wall like a keyboard. A variety of themes were built for the wall, so that the background, sounds, and animated effects change throughout the day.
|Lighting Designer||Barbara Lee, KJWW|
|Installer||DesignLab (Systems Integrator) and Staff Electric (Electrical Contractor)|