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This After Dark event featured a special installation of the Cubatron by Bay Area artist and engineer Mark Lottor. A visually stunning, favorite of music and art festival audiences, the Cubatron is a 3-D light sculpture made from 8-x-8-foot modular cubes, each containing 1,000 individually programmable RGB LEDs. Viewed from any direction—even underneath—the Cubatron’s thousands of programmed pixels paint exquisite arrays of color that cascade in spectacularly dynamic patterns.

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Above: Cubatron, light sculpture by visiting artist mark Lottor.

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Cubatron

Built by Mark Lottor, the Cubatron is a 3-D light sculpture made from eight-by-eight-foot modular cubes, each containing 1,000 individually programmable RGB LEDs that produce cascades of color in spectacularly dynamic patterns. To see the Cubatron in action, click here.

Photo by Amy Snyder
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