Created by Fabrica, Patch of Sky is a set of three Internet connected ambient lights that share in real-time the sky above us. Each object gathers weather information based on your current Facebook location and displays it with colored light animations.

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The prototypes are developed with Arduino while BERGCloud, a hardware and software solution for the Internet of Things, connects Patch of Sky to the web.

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Patch of Sky integrates with personal spaces, at home or in the office. Each lamp is called after ancient Egyptian weather deities – Amun the god of wind, Set the god of storms and Tefnut the goddess of rain – while the mirrors composing the lamps come in three different sizes.

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Each Patch of Sky is registered with a Facebook account: the person receiving it simply needs to attach the router to the BERGCloud Bridge which will wirelessly link to the mirror and connect the light to the internet.

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The project was created at Fabrica by researchers Leonardo Amico,Federico FlorianiReda JouahriAlice LongoAkshataa Vishwanath and Giorgia Zanellato.

all images © SHEK PO KWAN – editing assistance by MARLENE WOLFMAIR | video directed by ALESSANDRO BERTELLE and shot by COLEMAN GUYON, sound design by DAVIDE CAIRO

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