Posts Tagged ‘Roman Empire’



August 23, 2012

Today, I am envious!  New York digital arts collective YesYesNo will be part of Britain’s summer arts festival as they transform Hadrian’s Wall into the world’s largest work of art.

Seventy-three miles of wall will be topped by 450 networked balloons containing light-emitting diodes  that allow viewers to submit short messages to be transformed into pulses of colored light that will pass along the wall.

The stated purpose is “to create the inverse of a border…to imagine the [northern] border [of the Roman Empire-Hadrian’s Wall] as a means of connection” rather than separation.

A worthy objective, I think.  It is on my calendar to watch via internet August 31-September 1.