Artefact, 2021

Song Light is an ambient lighting system controlled by birdsong that aims to reintroduce nature into our technological lives. Powered by a neural network, it amplifies their voices by expanding their song from the auditory to the visual realms. As songs of different birds are heard, the colour of the light responds; the more diverse the song, the more colourful the light. Bluer hues promote relaxation and calmness, and thus it is these colours that Song Light produces when it hears birdsong. Contrastingly, when the absence of song is detected, Song Light begins to veer towards the redder hues, red being the colour of warning. The longer the absence, the redder the light becomes.