The Secret Nightlife of Solar Cells


Presentation Title:

  • The Secret Nightlife of Solar Cells




  • Do solar cells have a nightlife? According to Amy Alexander and Annina Rüst, solar cells aren’t just for making green energy anymore. Discotrope is an audiovisual performance that resembles a cinematic nightclub light show. At the heart of the show is the Discotrope, a solar powered disco ball that reflects videos in a kaleidoscopic, rotating projection that encompasses the entire area, turning it into both giant movie and dance party. Discotrope’s projected visuals depict the curious history of how dancers have been represented in cinema – and how they represent themselves – from Thomas Edison to YouTube. You might be surprised…