Interactive Mood Lanterns

Tap a lantern’s pendant to change its illumination colour to suit your mood. Each lantern contains a piezo microphone in the tip of its pendant, if you tap, flick or click it, the light will react with sparkles and then change to a new ‘mood’.

Interact with a group of lanterns, to shift the mood lighting for a space to a spectrum and pattern that pleases you.  The moods include Rainbows, Autumn leaves, Winter Fireplace, Stop sign in the rain, and Dew on the Grass.

The interactive mood lanterns are created in workshops led by illuminart, involving collaboration between SA and NSW textile artists and electronic makers.

The ever growing number of lanterns use salvaged fabrics and recycled plastics, and the interactive electronics incorporate arduino, LED and piezo microphones. The Lanterns look beautiful both night and day and shift through different colour light patterns as people interact with them.

Each unique lantern expresses the artist’s choices of material and fabrication, and your choice of mood. Build your own lantern and be part of a movement that combines salvage, illumination and DIY technology.