Steven Bai was invited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as one of the key Australian representatives to curate an exhibition for Beijing Design Week 2015, and it's one of the Australian features in the festival.
Mirrorless Reflection is an interactive citizen-experience design exhibition, which responds to human sounds and movements, was on show at INDIGO – Designed to Delight during Beijing Design Week.
Controlling light through a cloud of illuminated pixels, Mirrorless Reflection explores a future where LEDs can work seamlessly with interactive technologies and sensors to reflect urban behaviours in asymmetric ways. Today, LEDs are illuminating every corner of our cities; they are low consumption and digitally controlled. Beyond the everyday on/off switch, the Mirrorless Reflection can be delicately controlled by sounds, human movements; it brings us together to form a community in public social spaces and to ultimately enhance people's daily experiences in urban environments.
We love the concept of play – an instinctive trigger for human actions, and we believe that there are many opportunities in today’s cities to turn existing infrastructures into playful urban installations and urban prototypes. We see every piece of work that we do as a step further towards better understanding how playful urban interventions can contribute to life and liveability in cities of the 21st century.
Steven received assistance and support from the Australian Embassy Beijing during the event, and sponsorships from the University of Sydney and Mendao.com.au.