Réalisations conceived the idea that big data should serve as a modulator for the bridge lighting program, so that “Living Connections” would beat to the pulse of the city’s own live data stream. The base color of the bridge changes a little each day to encompass a full spectrum of hues over the course of a year. Big data input directs the more intricate movements of illumination coming from LED lights mounted on the exterior of the superstructure. Réalisations was responsible for the data collection, integration programming and software, SENS.ei Data, that animate the lighting points on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. To bring this to life, Réalisations provided support for the identification and collection of this information in real time. This technology sustains the spirit of Montreal within the public art installation, making this project unique to all other bridge illumination projects.
Ambiances Design Productions，
Éclairage Public / Ombrages，
The Jacques Cartier Bridge has always been a fundamentally practical and symbolic artery of human connection and activity. So too does the collection, interpretation and expression of data intrinsically connect the lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge to Montrealers themselves, making "Living Connections" an unprecedented interactive public art installation which will serve Montrealers for years to come. Réalisations is confident that by combining data and art, "Living Connections" will propel Montreal forward into the digital age and allow us to understand the information gathered from the project in new and unexpected ways.