Bay Bridge span becomes enormous LED light sculpture

03/6/2013 | Ars Technica

The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was illuminated March 5 with 25,000 light-emitting diodes -- each addressable via Ethernet, copper wire and fiber optic network -- as part of an $8 million project called "The Bay Lights." Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus are among the donors who have privately funded the artistic effort, which will light up the bridge for two years. Creator Leo Villareal developed a software program to run the LED lights.

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