What is the #lightbridge ?
The Light Bridge (@theLightBridge) is a playable light installation by Tine Bech and Louis Christodoulou where university research groups battle for colour dominance. Groups tweet the bridge and steel colours from each other. The stronger a research team is, the more window panels shine with their team colour. The bridge is a visual beacon and aims to bring attention to interdisciplinary research by visualising it and encouraging collaboration.
Instructions – How to animate the bridge, give it a try!
These are commands which anybody can use to animate the bridge. Next time you pass the bridge on campus give it a try!
STEP 1: Tweet using the #lightbridge hashtag along with any of the following to animate the bridge:
#wiggle – A random animated wiggle sequence!
#wave – Light wave across the bridge!
#score – Stack the scores and see who is in the lead!
STEP 2: Look up at the flashy lights! Its that easy 😎
Quick Video Demo
Quickly made a (very poor!) video on my phone to show functionality, once again this will be updated with something a little clearer in time!
How to Play – For surrey research groups
Simply tweet your: #THEME and #lightbrigde to win a panel in your colour on the bridge!
The #THEME and the #lightbrigde hashtags is what triggers your colour to conquer a panel changing it to your theme colour.
So your tweet may look like: ” Just had a great meeting with Dr.Smith! Go team #THEME #lightbridge “
— Prof Rebecca Hoyle (@rebeccahoyle) November 7, 2014
Research Theme Names
Themes twitter hashtag list (e.g the research theme Creativity should include #Create along with the #lightbridge in their tweet)
|#Sleep||Sleep & Circadian Rhythms||Warm Orange|
|#Brain||Brain & Behavior||Sky Blue|
|#ArtSci||Art & Science||Magenta|
|#Metab||Metabolism, Disease & Drugs||Aqua|
|#Bio||Biophysics & Bio-engineering||Teal|
- one tweet per group action. NOT per individual member
- one tweet per physical meeting
- one tweet per funding/award/etc
- one tweet per publication
- one tweet per conference presentation
- one tweet per press mention/article
The criteria for when a colour can be changed or turned on will be automatic through programming and self regulated by the collaboration group. The latter concept of self-regulation relies on the academic communities long tradition of rigour and peer review.
Please email Dawn Duke (Researcher Development) or Louis Christodoulou (PG/R – Elec Electronic Eng) with your twitter username as well as follow @theLightBridge to help us find you.
Full write up of the project coming soon!