The interactive installation Beambox is coming to Auckland’s Aotea Square from  4 December 2015. The installation will bring “light”-hearted play to Aucklanders of all ages.

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Beambox has been developed to coincide with the UN-proclaimed International Year of Light in 2015. This light-themed, multimedia installation will give visitors to Aotea Square the opportunity to see, hear and experience the electromagnetic spectrum.  

The installation Beambox features seven large cubes that move on a grid and interact with each other through laser communication to produce light and sound responses.  These playful boxes incorporate a scientific narrative that aims to educate people about the role light plays in our everyday lives.

Beambox runs throughout December as a part of Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square event. There will be an app and a range of other activities and talks suitable for all ages to learn more about light and physics, everyone is welcome!  Stay tuned for updates on https://colab.aut.ac.nz/beambox/ from November 2015.

Beambox has been created through a collaboration between a local team of experts and students from Auckland Live,  AUT and the University of Auckland.

 

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