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October 9, 2008
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche installation at Toronto City Hall extended 'Stereoscope' by Blinkenlights encourages participation in all-night light show
  
Last Saturday night, 'Stereoscope' by Blinkenlights delighted thousands of onlookers as Toronto’s City Hall became the world’s largest interactive computer screen.

The installation will continue to run every night until Sunday, October 12 at 7 a.m.

'Stereoscope' is an interactive light installation built by German group Project Blinkenlights that transforms the landmark towers into a huge display screen by arranging and controlling lamps behind each of the 960 windows of the building.

To play games on City Hall’s East tower, participants can call:
Invaders: 647-259-8560
Mole: 647-259-8543
Breakout: 647-259-8563

To play games on City Hall’s West tower, participants can call:
Tetris: 647-258-1674
Pong: 647-259-8559
Snake: 647-259-8557

More information about the interactivity component of the installation can be found at http://www.blinkenlights.net.

Interviews and behind-the-scenes photo opportunities with the technical artists are available.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a free city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art, returns from sunset on October 3 to sunrise on October 4, 2009. For one sleepless night, Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground, as contemporary art installations are found in unlikely places throughout the city. Also, Toronto museums, galleries, art venues, neighbourhoods and institutions open their doors for one night only - all night long. For more information, visit http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Giannina Warren, Economic Development Culture and Tourism, 416-395-7318, gwarren@toronto.ca


 

 

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