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HIVE: Bleecker Street Subway Station Gets Decked Out with Color-Changing LED Light Sculpture

Posted By Ayasha Guerin On August 2, 2012 @ 10:07 am In Art NYC,Manhattan,Transportation | 1 Comment


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The Bleecker Street station has been closed [6] for the renovation of a new transfer point that will connect the IRT [7]and IND [8] subway lines. At this junction, the LED sculpture overhead will send waves of bright color across the outline of each hexagonal shape while passengers scurry to meet their connecting trains.

Villereal’s vivid light sculpture has a mental, or biological, component too: riders will be able to identify and track the color elements and patterns that move across the ceiling. Drawing inspiration from mathematician John Conway [9], who invented the Game of Life [10], Villereal explains that his work explores the brain’s hard coded desire to understand and make meaning.

It is rumored [11] that Bleecker Street is scheduled to reopen next week. Until then, you can check out some more of Curb’s insider pics [11].

We cant wait to experience this LED art piece for ourselves!

+ Leo Villareal [12]

Via Curbed.com [11]



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[6] has been closed: http://www.boweryboogie.com/2012/07/peeking-behind-the-plywood-at-long-delayed-bleecker-street-superstation/

[7] IRT : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line

[8] IND: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IND_Sixth_Avenue_Line

[9] John Conway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horton_Conway

[10] Game of Life: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

[11] It is rumored: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/31/blinged_out_bleecker_street_station_has_colorchanging_lights.php

[12] + Leo Villareal: http://www.villareal.net/

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