The Light Orchard


The Light Orchard is an interactive installation that invites people to walk into a grove of futuristic trees, lit with color. The trees are aware of the presence of people in their space, and can respond in many different ways. User can play different games, watch animations, and work together with different simulations, that allow them to easily collaborate, learn, and play together.

Presented as "Game of Light" at CHI 2017

We presented as part of the Interactivity Installations

Submit your ideas to the Light Orchard!

We have built a portable platform that encourages group co-creation. The tangible interface consists of multiple lamp stations that distribute light and color throughout a space. Users make changes to the system through modular lanterns, environmental sensors and web applications. 

There are so many things we could do with the system. Tell us what you would do. (short Google form)

Send your photos to the Light Orchard!

If the Light Orchard is running the Image Cast game, you can upload images directly to the lamps with this link.

Game of Light Paper

Clement Zheng, James Hallam, Noah Posner, Heydn Ericson, Matthew Swarts, and Yi-Luen Ellen Do. 2017. Game of Light: Modeling Diversity Through Participatory Interaction. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 417-420. DOI:

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