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San Francisco recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. While the 20 minute fireworks display awed thousands who watched, the show was too quick to leave a lasting impression.

If it is up to Leo Villareal, an artist known for his light installations and displays at Burning Man, the Golden Gate’s counterpart, the Bay Bridge, might see something more permanent in the form of programmable LED lights. Inspired by water, traffic, and local weather patterns, the LED lights will cover the bridge’s wires, but be invisible to drivers on the bridge.

And while you might imagine that a light installation of this size would need a large server room to operate, the whole light installation would be controlled by a computer the size of a Mac Mini!

The project is still looking to raise $1.8 million in funding and has setup a Causes page for donations. Find out more about the project at and a recent article in Wired.

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June 5th, 2012 at 5:51 pm