Low Rez/HI FI

Through 2009

Low Rez/HI FI consists of a of double-sided light-emitting diode (LED) net that addresses and engages passers-by with its performative and responsive behavior. Movement along the sidewalk, captured by cameras, triggers a dynamic response from each of the addressable pixels. Walking past Low Rez/HI FI, a passerby will notice his or her image broadcast on the LED net—a digital “shadow.”

The work provides an opportunity for the public to engage issues of surveillance and information overload in the public realm.

Low Rez/HI FI appeared in Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006 at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. At the time of this exhibit, J. Meejin Yoon was an Associate Professor in the MIT School of Architecture + Planning.