From hidden eastern forests, to vast western deserts, Photonic Bliss has been in the business of rewriting realities and teaching human senses to experience environments that were once outside possibility. Brian Pinkham and Pete Silva have been pushing the envelope of interactive, full-spectrum lighting and sensory technology for years, in an attempt to awaken human souls to their own divine creative moment.
We gust got back from what is hands down our favorite festival… Enchanted Forest. It is a small and intimate gathering with a strong emphasis on dance, healing, transformation, and overall just taking good care of yourself and your body. We were brought on to do a major Lighting upgrade for the Enchanted Forest dance floor centerpiece, a Giant glowing Flower of Life Sculpture which is normally hung over the dance floor to illuminate all of the dancers. Due to an unexpected venue change and lack of tree infrastructure for hanging the flower was not able to be suspended in the air this year, so instead, we broke it up into 7 individual seed of life pieces and surrounded the dance floor with them.
FiberFlies Fiber Optic Light dance toy (previously The Electron Cloud)
The fiberflies create a multi dimensional light show, sensually snaking and dancing across your body while simultaneously enveloping you in a cloud of playful pixie points of bright light. Sold individually.
New Features for FiberFlies version 2.0:
- Smooth swivel: our 2.0 design allows full 360 degree motion! This enables a whole new way to play: creating swirling helixes of pure galactic magic! All the ways you played with our last version flow smoother.
- A brighter product: each point is brighter and there are more of them.
- Better Fibers: more fibers give you a more substantial feel. Higher quality fiber makes them more durable: less tangle, smoother play.
- 1 year warranty
- Runs on 3 AAAs – 3 alkaline batteries included per FiberFly.
NOTE: We generally recommend rechargeable batteries, and you can use rechargeable NiMHs with your FiberFlies. However this version has not been optimized for rechargeables and will run slightly brighter with disposable alkaline batteries, which have a slightly higher voltage.
DO NOT use Li-ion AAA batteries! They have 3x the voltage and will destroy the FiberFlies light unit!
Resonate Creative Labs and PhotonicBliss teamed up again, this time to create an amazing installation for Acura’s ILX Hybrid premiere along with their Promotional tour with Indie Rock band Metric. Together with a multinational team of brilliant minds we created stunning fusion of art and technology embedding LEDs and projectors seamlessly into the frame of the ILX to create a 360° digital media surface with live sound reactive lighting.
We’ve been cooking up some big stuff over at the PhotonicBliss labs and we are very proud to announce that we just finished our first overseas production run of our FiberFlies fiber optic dance toy (previously called the Electron Cloud). We are sooo excited about this batch, not only are we upping the production quality of this product we have also added the feature of being able to unscrew the fiber optic light source allowing you to use it as a versatile and color changing flashlight. This screw off top will also allow for the future addition of expansions to your fiberflies including different fiber types, mood lighting fixtures etc.
To top it off we are now partnered with the amazing beings over at flowtoys and they will now be our exclusive online dealer. Get your pair today direct from flowtoys!
This year for South by Southwest, Resonate Studios and PhotonicBliss partnered to create an full on experience of light sound and vibration for BandPage HQ. This was hands down the most epic venue at SxSW. It was an amazing experience that tested the limits of what can be created in just a few weeks time with the right crews… Success!
The in early March PhotonicBliss traveled down to Uvita Costa Rica to share out illumination with Envision Festival 2012. We were a part of this amazing gathering last year as well and were blessed to get to play and create in the jungle again with the amazing and world class Envision Crew. Check out the gallery below for a peek of some of the magic that was created!
Here’s a quick video of the Holosphere in action at Summit Series
Some highlights from the event:
Surprise Glitch Mob Performance
Fireside Chat with Larry Harvey founder of the Burning Man Festival
Wildlife non-profit Panthera spoke about big cat conservation accompanied by a live Mountain Lion
Hosted the American premiere of Discovery Channels newest documentary Frozen Planet
Shamanic sound healing/journey with Rafael Bejarano
Incredible tours through the 3-Dimensional universe with David McConville
Not to mention incredible open temple hours with beautiful music and immersive visuals
This past weekend, PhotonicBliss had the honor of bringing our light to the Summit Series Base Camp, an event meticulously crafted to bring together some of the worlds most brilliant and amazing game changers and stir up a magical concoction of serendipitous connection, personal growth, and not to mention a great party!
For this event we Re-United the Holosphere team from Burning Man, and teamed up with the Discovery Channel to resurrect our Galactic Dome and hold it down as the spiritual and transformational center for the event.
The experience we created was a 44′ geodesic dome completely covered in addressable RGB LEDs a with a beautiful CNC cut lotus gate creating the entrance portal to the dome. Inside, holds a 360° projection system which turns the entire dome ceiling into a giant immersive display. With this, we are able to experimentally transport people to anywhere here we like, be it exploring the galaxy and te far reached of space in real time, exploring beautiful and vivid landscapes all around the world, or even going ton a visionary journey through the depths of the mind. The inside of the dome is a pristine white environment full of incredibly comfy bean bag chairs and reclining memory foam benches to lay down on and enjoy the journey. The benches a use a vibroacoustic technology to translate sound frequencies into subsonic physical vibration, allowing you to physically feel sound you are hearing.
The weekend was a massive success and to top it off it all off, on Sunday night we had the privilege of having The Glitch Mob play in the dome and they absolutely rocked the house!
PhotonicBliss was recently contracted by our friends at Octa Products, to make an interactive LED table for their CES product launch last week.
The task was to create an LED installation which would draw people in to their tradeshow booth and simultaneously feature their product (an innovative suction-based iPad/tablet. What was birthed as a result was a galactic LED representation of the Octa logo with negative pressure sensors embedded into it to measure the suction created by Octas suction docks which would create beautiful pulses of light in response the how much pressure was being created by their product.
The piece was constructed using extruded plexiglass tubing custom cut and sandblasted to elegantly diffuse the independently controllable LED lighting. The top of the table was a gorgeous piece of 3/4″ clear acrylic CNC machined out to fit the tubes, and a CNC milled mirror acrylic base which would reflect the lighting and allowing anyone looking into the table to be able to see their reflection.
The following is a quick video of the table lighting in action (more coming soon!)