Note descriptions on this micro-site refer to the original prototype Firefly, not the commercial version licensed by MK Illumination.
The Firefly project envisions a world where every light source has an integrated computer, capable of self-organizing with its neighbours to form two and three dimensional ad hoc displays.
In essence, blurring the boundary between light and pixels.
More specifically, the project developed:
- smart lighting devices capable of communication and self organizing behaviour
- scalability to enable the interoperation of thousands of such devices
- calibration of devices into coherent 2D/3D displays
- modeling and application development support
The technology has been licensed to MK Illuminations who are using it in leading edge projects worldwide.
In the future … a spray on display surface as the ultimate vision for Firefly!