Blinkenlights am „Haus des Lehrers“
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Germany


“Blinkenlights” is a project by Chaos Computer Club Berlin. It’s an interactive light installation realised on 11 September 2001 at “Haus des Lehrers” in Berlin. Commemorating the founder of Chaos Computer Club, Wau Holland, who died at an early age, artists decided to turn the famous building in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz into the largest interactive computer display in the world. All the windows in the building are fitted with lamps to form individual “pixels”. Controlled by a computer, they were able to visualise changing motifs and messages on command. People were able to join in with the communication using their mobiles and sending their own messages.

You can watch a film on the project here: