12. The Interactive DUMBO Reflector by David Crumley
In honor of its tenth anniversary, the DUMBO Improvement District commissioned a welcome sign celebrating the artistic culture and tech-forward legacy of DUMBO – the DUMBO Reflector. The twelve-foot wide by nine-foot tall installation by DUMBO-based artist David Crumley, made its debut at Brooklyn Bridge Park at the newly opened John Street section, and is expected to travel throughout the community. In keeping with the influx of tech companies to the area, the mirrored surface reflects a variety of light patterns in response to specific hashtags such as #DUMBOselfie and #DUMBOwedding. In addition, the reflector has a binary clock with time on the hour, traffic status for the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and weather information every ten minutes. Crumley designed this installation to reflect the culture of DUMBO, allowing the community to interact in a way that reflects the spirit of DUMBO. The DIBOND mirrored aluminum composite reflector consists of acrylic two-way mirrors, and stainless steel supports. It is lit from within by 400 Enttec RGB LED Dots connected to an Enttec Pixelator. The content is driven by two custom software applications, and communicate bi-directionally using WebSocket objects and JSON data. While you’re there, check out DUMBO Boulders and The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange.
The DUMBO Reflector is now installed in the patio of Empire Stores.