Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pulse Park at Madison Square Park

This is a new art installation called, Pulse Park located at Madison Square Park north of 23rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South. The lighting project by Mexican-Canadian artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer includes 200 spotlights that pulsate to the heart beat of 200 people programmed into the computer system.

My photo does not do it justice as it shows only a fraction of what the whole project looks like. For a better photo of the light-filled park, click here.

So what is your plan for Halloween tomorrow?

19 comments:

b13 said...

Very cool! Found a video on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LphuIub29TY

Lily Hydrangea said...

I can see why the other photo is a good one, but I actually like your photo better. Thanks Ming!

teahouse said...

I'm going to stay home, sit on the couch in my pajamas and watch the Village Halloween parade on New York 1!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Whew! Looks awesome! I can only imagine what it is like when there!

Virginia said...

MIng, I think Halloween is Oct. 31 but what do I know. I had last Sun as the day we roll back the clocks. I will probably go trick or t reating with some grandkids. I am still in awe of the photo below of Eric and his subjects. It really is spectacular. Forget the damn fancy camera. You've got it going on with whatever you have now. Thank you for you sweet birthday wishes my friend!

Chuck Pefley said...

That is quite an installation. I really like the story about his inspiration, his unborn twins syncopated hear beats. Super cool. I'm very envious of people who can interrupt one form into something entirely different. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

Tomorrow night I suspect I'll be in my basement office and NOT answering the door greeting the little gremlins trick or treating in my neighborhood :)

Olivier said...

demain je fais un post sur Halloween. Sinon pas grand chose a faire, Halloween ne marche plus trop en France, c'était un effet de mode.
tomorrow I make a post on Halloween. Otherwise not much to do, Halloween no longer in France too, was a recent trend.

Babzy said...

I like the concept and thank you for the link ,it's great that they use biodiesel which is renewable ,thanks to the artist to take care of the planet ;)

GMG said...

Hi Ming! It looks quite interesting, though it's difficult to catch it on photo...
No Halloween here, or should I say Halloween everyday these days... ;))
I think I must get to Central Park, at least to lose those 25 pounds... ;)) Great pics!
Now, I bet you won’t discover where Blogtrotter has landed, until you get there to see… ;) Enjoy, comment and have a great day!

valeria said...

It's just amazing! I like your point of you, though, the green lawn.
No special plans. Hallowing is not a big issue here, although it is growing in popularity for commercial reasons, ie shops full of gadgets, pumpkins and spiders...

Elizabeth said...

So I'd better go there!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Our Halloween beggars night is tonight here in Brookville, Ohio.

I am doing something different on my Gordon, Ohio blog. I set out to photograph and describe every house in the village where I was born.

Gordon, Ohio

Shammickite said...

Hi Ming: please forgive me for not commenting on your blog for a while, we are on holiday in Florida until near the end of November, and the piggyback wi-fi from next door condo building isn't the most reliable, in fact, I expect the wi-fi police to come knocking on the door at any moment! So I will be reading all your posts in detail when I get back to my own computer.
Meanwhile I am posting about our activities in Florida whenever I get the chance!
That light show looks very interesting, I really have to visit NYC soon!

Alexa said...

So this is what you scurried off to investigate! Worth a look-see, for sure. Will have to check it out now that you've piqued my curiosity.
Going to the ex's for Halloween, because his apartment has an amazing view of the parade.

marley said...

Very cool! How do artists come up with such brilliant ideas?!

poody said...

cool shot I am passing out candy to all the trick or treaters in the neighborhood. It is my favorite holiday.

USelaine said...

I'll probably sit in the darkened house, eating small, individually wrapped Mounds bars in complete silence. We're expecting a lot of wind and rain tomorrow, so it should be fun.

Kuanyin Moi said...

Is there another NYC Ming that sells plush toys? I'm beginning to wonder if you're doing many things. :-)

Happy Halloween! I'll be attending a party and dinner in Lahaina and then joining in the fun on Front Street and then another party....

L.Shaw said...

hmmm.... I passed by there last Sunday and was wondering what that was about.