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Creative Machines‘ Heart Beacon sculpture serves as a symbol of hope and resilience at the Emergency Coordination Center in Portland, OR. Using a touch-activated sensor, people can use their pulse to create a thumping sound that resonates through the steel frame and flickers the lighting in sync with the pattern to their heartbeat. During an ‘activation,’ passersby can change the lighting in the sculpture to indicate an emergency, transforming the artwork into a visual communication tool.

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