The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust commissioned the Netherlands-based artist collective, Informationlab to create Cell Phone Disco: Pittsburgh’s first outdoor, art & science interactive installation. After its installation, the work has become a formative step in Pittsburgh’s cultural and artistic revival. In the vibrant work, the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone is being visualized on a giant, 16×16’ light screen. The screen receives electromagnetic data from a receiver that continuously scans cell phone usage through 16 antennas and thusly illuminates 2,034 individually controlled LED lights in an unprecedented pattern.
The installation has been revered by many as “it’s a true cultural landmark in its Cultural District.” Read more about it here: https://trustarts.org/blog/how-five-installations-transformed-downtown-pittsburgh-into-a-city-of-light
The installation is free and open to the public and can be found at Tito and Exchange Ways in Pittsburg. So, if you’re around, check it out!