PAUSCH BRIDGE LIGHT SHOW: SUBRAMETRICS
Carnegie Mellon University’s Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge is on the one hand, a bridge, but on the other hand, a 2x30 array of programmable LED strips.
In “Interaction and Expression Using the Pausch Bridge Lighting,” a course taught by Cindy Limauro, a globally known professor in the College of Fine Arts, and Evan Shimizu, a PhD student in the School of Computer Science. We used the President Subra Suresh’s heart beat to inform a show on the Bridge
While Dr. Suresh was in New York City, we used biometric data pulled from the Fitbit he was wearing, and used the Fitbit API, Python, and a library designed for the bridge to illuminate the flashing color changing lights in a way that matched his heart rate.
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