Saturday, October 4, 2014 to Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Location & Time: 

Virginia Tech National Capital Region building, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA


Professor Ivica Ico Bukvic and Aki Ishida are excited to announce the public opening of their newest collaborative installation Cloud. The first weekend in October, a constellation of fifty light- and sound-emittingcloudlets that make up the Cloud will fill the central space of Welburn Square in Ballston, Virginia. This networked artwork is an interactive project, built and programmed in community workshops led by the artist team. After it is placed in the square, it will take on a life of its own as the cloudlets communicate with each other and its environment by exchanging messages of light and sound. Come immerse yourselves in the Cloud!


Between Thursday, October 2 and Saturday, October 4, the Cloud will be at Welburn Square, 901 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA Map


Come participate in the Raspberry Pi programming and Cloudlet placing community workshop on Thursday October 2 from 9am to 5pm (see here to sign up for remaining spots in the workshop). Stay for the Farmers Market and Oktoberfest also in the square from 3 to 7pm.


Come immerse yourself in the Cloud after 5pm on Thursday, October 2 until the morning of Saturday, October 4. Light is best seen at night, but the sound can be heard anytime.


From Saturday afternoon, October 4 until October 31, the Cloud will be moved to the lobby of Virginia Tech National Capital Region building, 900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA Map


Design Co-Directors:

Aki Ishida, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Ivica Ico Bukvic, Associate Professor of Music Technology


Architecture undergraduate students:

Suzanne Berry, Ciara Bucci, Hyun-Jun Cho, Corey Crist, Luke Dale, Zihan Hafiz, Zichun Huang, Christina LoConte, Runyu Ma, Siyu Zhang, Ge Zhou


Computer Science undergraduate student: Omavi Walker

Engineering Science and Mechanics undergraduate student: Zachary Miller

Computer Science PhD student: Spencer Lee

The project is funded by Ballston Business Improvement District; Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at VA Tech; Institute for Society, Culture and Environment at VA Tech; VA Tech Research Center Arlington; College of Architecture + Urban Studies at VA Tech; College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences at VA Tech; Information Technology at VA Tech; School of Performing Arts at VA Tech.


Generous discounts and in-kind donations provided by Hilton Arlington, Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, Modern Devices, Plascore Inc, and Holen Aluminum Products.