HOW RÉALISATIONS USES BIG DATA TO LIGHT THE JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE

Collaboration On "Living Connections"

2017

Réalisations, and five other Montreal interactive multimedia and lighting companies were brought together under the leadership of Moment Factory, to help realize “Living Connections”- the lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Réalisations came up with the idea of using big data as a modulator of the lighting system, as well as creating the programming and software- “SENS.ei Data”- and support thereof to make this a reality.

 

The custom software behind the world’s smartest bridge

 

For every particle of light on the bridge, there is a specific piece of data determining how it is expressed (what color it is, how bright it is, what direction it moves in, where it appears on the structure etc). The lighting patterns on the Jacques Cartier Bridge are meticulously informed by big data gathered by Réalisations' software SENS.ei Data in real time, and will never be random.

 

Réalisations is responsible for developing SENS.ei Data specifically for this project- a custom software that collects, monitors and harmonizes data from various sources; sensors, weather station, microphones, radars, press reports, social media and cameras pointed to the sky. The data is then broken into various categories and subcategories, all of which feed the lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. SENS.ei Data sustains the spirit of Montrealers within “Living Connections”, to ensure that over the next ten years, no two days on the bridge are the same.

 

The Observatoire de la circulation de l'information (OCI) is participating in this innovative project.

 

How data from SENS.ei Data is expressed in light

 

The interior lighting network is predetermined; it expresses color based on the season. The hue changes slightly each day, so that over the course of a year the interior lighting of the bridge serves as a 365-colour chromatic calendar; whereas the exterior lighting network beats to the pulse of Montreal’s data stream. The external side lighting reflects Montreal’s day-to-day energy based on a multitude of data collected from SENS.ei Data. Various types of big data inform the speed, intensity and arrangement of lighting over the course of the day. The collection and integration of media data is what makes each day on the bridge completely unique.

 

SENS.ei Data collects information from traffic radars, bike sensors, microphones plus cameras monitoring the color of the sky, and integrates reports from OCI sourced across social media and online news through the tracking of various keywords and hashtags. There are two main components of how this vast range of data is expressed; during the “Hourly Show” and in the “Ambient” phase of the bridge’s day.

 

Hourly Show

 

Lasting approximately five minutes, every hour the bridge will perform a recap of data collected throughout the day. The show consists of four main acts; weather, traffic, media and mood bookended with a brief intro and outro. Particles of light express data from each category in a unique way.

  1. Weather: the movement of light will change based on the direction of the winds, amount of precipitation, temperature etc.
  2. Traffic: sensors on the bridge track the direction of traffic and types of vehicles (trucks, cars, bicycles and pedestrians), all of which modulate the density of light particles on the bridge.
  3. Media: seven media categories are monitored, each corresponding with a different color; environment (green), sports (blue), technology (light blue) etc. The color displayed corresponds to the most talked about category for the current day.
  4. Mood: in addition to tracking the quantifiable data using the frequency of keywords and hashtags, SENS.ei Data tracks the sentiment associated with all this data, to create a feeling or “mood” for the bridge that changes with the feelings of Montrealers. The bridge can either be positively, or negatively animated based on people's’ reactions to various subjects on social media. A mood rating is tracked on all data, between -1 and +1, which determines the direction of the light particles; if the overall sentiment is negative, particles of light will cascade downwards; if the sentiment is positive they will drift upwards.

 

Ambient Show (Pulse of #Montreal)

 

The ambient show serves as the foundation for the lighting on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, this is what Montrealers will be seeing for most the time that the bridge is “awake”. In this phase, the vitality of Montreal is monitored on social media. For each Tweet using one of the preselected hashtags (#MTL, #MTLMoments, #IlluminationMTL, #Montréal, #Montreal, #375MTL) a particle of light will descend from the turrets atop the bridge. The characteristics of these light particles will depend on various engagement with the tweet; color is determined by which hashtag is used and can reflect the sky color of the day, the amount of likes the tweet receives will inform the length of the particle, and the amount of retweets will determine how fast it moves. On a day when the city is abuzz with local news such as a Habs victory, a public event, bizarre weather or a big piece of news, these pulses of light will create an excited energy on the bridge. A quieter day will show less activity, and reflect the calm of the city.

 

 

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THE JACQUES CARTIER 大桥灯光秀

大都会未来象征之交互式灯光秀——蒙特利尔(加拿大)

2017

 Living connections项目匠心独具且涉猎多个学科,将雅克·卡地亚大桥转变为一件交互式的艺术品,成为蒙特利尔的下一代标志。

 

 

大桥的灯光秀旨在庆祝建市375周年以及加拿大建国150周年。

 

 

Living connections项目将成为视觉性识别元素,真正彰显蒙特利尔的无限创意与工程实力。

Lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
Lighting of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
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3-D MODEL OF NIAGARA FALLS AND INTERACTIVE MUSEUM TOOLS

Gulliver’s Gate, Times Square - New York City (USA)

2017

Located in Times Square, Gulliver’s Gate invites visitors to see the entire world, within a space no larger than a football field. The museum presents continents from around the world in miniature form, with landmarks from each region designed and created in their country of origin. Réalisations was asked to create interactive tools to engage the audience throughout the entire museum in addition to the design and construction of a scale model of Niagara Falls, to represent Canada in the exhibit.

 

The project required that the designs be suitable and engaging for a wide variety of audiences, while providing interactive elements that invite Gulliver’s Gate visitors to engage with the exhibits beyond simply looking at the 3-D models.

3-D MODEL OF NIAGARA FALLS AND INTERACTIVE MUSEUM TOOLS
3-D MODEL OF NIAGARA FALLS AND INTERACTIVE MUSEUM TOOLS
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万丽纽约中城酒店

为麦迪逊广场花园“活的”酒店设计的环境智能

2016

万丽连锁酒店(Renaissance Hotels)以帮助新一代商务旅客发现令人惊喜的文化体验而著称。该连锁酒店于2016年春在纽约市服装区中心开了第一家数码强化的酒店。酒店希望能给客人带来变化无穷的数码体验,这样的体验无疑会给整个酒店业带来改变。酒店选中了Réalisations 。这是因为我们不仅能够想象出客户希望达到的效果,而且还有能力实现它。

万丽纽约中城酒店
万丽纽约中城酒店
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OAK POINT 公园-普莱诺市(德克萨斯州)

位于德克萨斯中心的自然和互动科技

2015

获奖公园Oak Point Park的新访客中心座落于湖边,德州最大的公园内。公园的科学和解说团队当时正在寻求一种可以凸显公园自然景观和娱乐项目的新方法,使其成为访客中心的核心亮点。他们想让游客知道方圆800英亩区域内的各景观的位置,也希望能够让游客了解公园的历史、在这里安家的动植物以及使得Oak Park 公园独一无二的水文和地理特征。


本项目要求用一种生动的方式,向背景各异、年龄不同的游客传输几十种科学主题,同时还要结合寻路的各个元素。 除此以外,在技术方面,要让公园员工通过在系统中添加新视频文件来轻松地更新信息,而且必须容易维护。

OAK POINT 公园-普莱诺市(德克萨斯州) 位于德克萨斯中心的自然和互动科技
OAK POINT 公园-普莱诺市(德克萨斯州) 位于德克萨斯中心的自然和互动科技
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世界贸易中心一号大楼恒赏影院 世界贸易中心顶层

号楼观景台(One World Observatory)(美国)

2015

Réalisations是参与纽约世贸中心新观景台建设的唯一一家非美国本土公司。我们设计制作的两分半钟视频在恒赏影院(See Forever Theatre)中永久放映。应加州The Hettema Group之邀,我们的创意小组参与此项目的前期阶段,并第一次在一个移动的三维体上实现了从设计理念到模型建造再到三维光雕投影的概念验证。随后,Réalisations 将包含纽约原始影像、电脑图像和音乐艺术设计的视频加以剪辑制作,让观景台的游客从另一个侧面领略“大苹果”的风采,凸显纽约人日常生活中人性的方方面面。

 

 

世界贸易中心一号大楼恒赏影院 世界贸易中心顶层
世界贸易中心一号大楼恒赏影院 世界贸易中心顶层
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水族馆 千岛湖博物馆(the 1000 Islands Museum)

四个数码装置 布罗克维尔,安大略省(加拿大)

2015

公司(Réalisations)设计为布罗克维尔博物馆的互动表4对象让游客游览场所及其周边地区。

 

轻轻触碰木桌上的四个物体之一就可启动视频播放。两名游客可在触摸屏上模拟赛船游戏进行机智抢答。河面的波光照亮游客上方的天花板。电视演播室可以让游客们过把当记者的瘾。

水族馆 千岛湖博物馆(the 1000 Islands Museum)
水族馆 千岛湖博物馆(the 1000 Islands Museum)
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BANKS TOO HAVE STORIES TO TELL

DESJARDINS GROUP MUSEUM, LÉVIS (CAN)

2015

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A video about the development of the Desjardins Network from a historical and geographical perspective is projected onto a large wooden interactive table. This table is a touch surface with motion sensors responding to your choices of navigation. The table is then divided in four zones allowing for as many visitors to explore the entire network of more than 1000 Desjardins bank branches located in Québec and Ontario.

BANKS TOO HAVE STORIES TO TELL
BANKS TOO HAVE STORIES TO TELL
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