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LEDs Change Everything – The Atlantic

LEDs Change Everything – The Atlantic

[ad_1] Just before Christmas, I took my kids to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for an exhibition called “Lightscape.” Neon lights electrified trees and made the gardens glow. In one large field, hundreds of illuminated orbs pulsed, making it seem as if a gentle tide were flowing in and out; arbors became like candlelit cathedrals. “Lightscape” is one of many such exhibitions in New York of late. There’s the wonderful “Invisible Worlds” interactive at the Natural History Museum, installations featuring the art of Marc Chagall and Wassily Kandinsky at the Hall des Lumières, a garden night walk called “Astra Lumina” in Queens, even a multisensory experience at the, cough, House of Cannabis. The phenomenon is not limited to major cities with big museums, either. I went to a pretty cool light show in Naples, Florida. A lot has been written about immersive spaces as flourishing commercial and cultural products, sometimes transformative and sometimes cheesy ones. The experiential-art boom is a result of artists and museums appealing to younger audiences, different audiences, tech money. It comes from …