The Cloud - Fiber Optic Interactive Sculpture Opens in Florence, Italy

A few days ago in Florence, Italy, the MIT Mobile Experience Lab unveiled our newest project -- The Cloud, a large scale interactive sculpture, for the Pitti Immagine fashion tradeshow.

From The Cloud's website:

An organic sculptural landmark that responds to human interaction and expresses context awareness using hundreds of sensors and over 15,000 individually addressable optical fibers. Constructed of carbon glass, spanning over four meters, and containing more than 65 kilometers of fiber optics, the Cloud encourages visitors to touch and interact with information in new ways, manifesting emotions and behavior through sound and a dichotomy of luminescence and darkness.

And be sure check out the video created for the opening after the jump!