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BIG♥NYC at Times Square

Faculty member, Jake Barton and his company, Local Projects collaborated with BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), FLATCUT , just released the BIG♥NYC Project as a part of the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program this Valentine’s Day, which will be on display through the month of February.
Faculty member, Jake Barton and his company, Local Projects collaborated with BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), FLATCUT , just released the BIG♥NYC Project as a part of the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program this Valentine’s Day, which will be on display through the month of February.

Image courtesy Local Projects

Faculty member, Jake Barton and his company, Local Projects collaborated with BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), FLATCUT , just released the BIG♥NYC Project as a part of the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program this Valentine’s Day, which will be on display through the month of February.

An interactive installation, it is made up of an 8’ x 8’ cube consisting of 400 transparent acrylic tubes and 90 LEDs, coming to together to form a giant red pulsing heart.

The people and the thousands of bright lights are reflected together in the glass to collectively create the heart of times square, which reacts to affection and touch. Converting the energy from footsteps into light, the installation glows brighter and beats faster as the people around huddle together, hold hands and kiss.

BIG♥NYC brings a delightful experience in the middle of the chaos that is Times Square, providing an island of love amidst the sea of commercial lights.

Share what you love at BIG♥NYC.

Sana Rao

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