Imagine making the stars shine bright: just for you?
Star Light, Star Bright brings to life dark, winter streets. Surface mounted push activated lights (Star Bright Beacons) appear across the city, mapping star constellations from the winter night sky, visible above Oxford, onto the city’s surfaces.
Star Light, Star Bright brings together strangers – whether tourists, residents or students. It plays with location and serendipity, discovery and curiosity to reveal a hidden, unique view of Oxford.
Our Star Bright Beacons are smart, IoT networked, touch activated lights which appear embedded in the pavements, mounted on walls, clustered together, and found across the city. You touch one and a light starts to pulse- but there is always more than one star in a constellation – someone touches another, and both pulse in unison: brighter now. When all the Star Bright Beacons in a constellation are activated a bright beam of light bathes our gathered strangers, who leave united as a constellation of stars.
With all 29 winter constellations located across the city, this is a chance to explore Oxford’s landscape and architecture, creating colourful star maps.