Not Another Sad Light

“Not Another Sad Light” is a work created in response to the Manchester International Festival’s piece, One of Two Stories, or Both, which examines how stories lend meanings to places left behind. I reimagined the idea of past stories through one lone storyteller — a left behind lamp. The lamp, a singular object in an empty room, tells the story of past tales, with tweets from the last MIF. Using the Philips Hue lightbulb and the Hue API, I programmed the light to deliberately change colour with the sentiment, in tandem with a projection of words from the tweets. Each colour symbolises a different emotion — blue hues for negative emotions, yellow for the positive ones.


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Sarah Ing

Creative Technologist

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