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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
The Bleecker Street station has been closed  for the renovation of a new transfer point that will connect the IRT and IND  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 , who invented the Game of Life , Villereal explains that his work explores the brain’s hard coded desire to understand and make meaning.
We cant wait to experience this LED art piece for ourselves!
+ Leo Villareal 
Via Curbed.com 
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 has been closed: http://www.boweryboogie.com/2012/07/peeking-behind-the-plywood-at-long-delayed-bleecker-street-superstation/
 IRT : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRT_Lexington_Avenue_Line
 IND: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IND_Sixth_Avenue_Line
 John Conway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horton_Conway
 Game of Life: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/
 It is rumored: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/31/blinged_out_bleecker_street_station_has_colorchanging_lights.php
 + Leo Villareal: http://www.villareal.net/
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