Patterned by Nature is an installation in North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It feature600 LCD screens that form a ribbon through the building’s atrium and display various natural patterns. Since the project wanted to utilize the natural light in the space the LCD screens aren’t back lit and use a very low power Liquid Crystal Display pixel to render the images. The most interesting thing is that the entire thing runs off just 75 watts of power.
This uses a bar soap that is wired to translate how people hold objects. It is covered with sensors recognizes and triggers the event.