GR1D is an interactive media facade with forty low-density pixels, previously installed outside the main entrance to CalArts in an area of the building's unique waffle-pattern ceiling. The installation opened in April of 2012 and lasted four months, using three-by-three foot ceiling tiles as pixels with 1-watt RGB LEDs.
The concept behind GR1D was to permit a casual but active conversation between the architecture and the CalArts community. A mobile web application let users collaboratively (and oftentime chaotically) paint on the display. Situated near the installation, a poster explained the interactivity and invited users to play with it by navigating to a URL or scanning a QR code.
GR1D is the topic of Chapter 5 in my MFA thesis, which further elaborates its conception and implementation.