Sept 23, 2023

Dragon Scales at Illuminate The Night in Los Angeles

The dynamic light sculpture ‘Dragon Scales’ was shown at Illuminate The Night in Frogtown, Los Angeles. Illuminate The Night is a one-night public event bringing light art to the LA River in Frogtown, and is generously organized by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective. Installation views can be found at Justin's Instagram page here, here and here.

Mar 16, 2022

Animate Field at Saint-Ex Culture Numérique in Reims

Justin's interactive fiber-optic installation Animate Field is on view at Saint-Ex Culture Numérique in Reims, France until June 11 as part of their Expo Collective group exhibit. Installation views can be found at Justin's Instagram page here and here.

Oct 16, 2020

New LED Piece In Development

Work is underway on a new LED low-res display piece, using addressable LEDs powered by TouchDesigner. Some in-progress views are available of the module development and the pixel mapping.

Sept 5, 2019

Poly-Mer Media Mentions on Instagram

Thanks to Arte.Luce and RetuneBerlin for featuring Poly-Mer on Instagram. Check out the posts @Arte.Luce and @RetuneBerlin.

Nov 24, 2018

Poly-Mer Showing at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Poly-Mer will make its public debut at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire on Saturday December 1, at the Los Angeles Central Public Library in downtown L.A. The piece will be on view from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In addition, Justin will give a talk on the making of Poly-Mer, at 12:30pm in the Mark Taper Auditorium. Info about the DTLA Mini Maker Faire is available here.

Mar 4, 2017

In Progress (Still)

Work continues on a project combining LEDs and plastic contact lens trays. Watch in-progress footage here.

Feb 8, 2015

Mylar Light Diffusers

A small project using drafting mylar to create a light diffuser to soften the light of common ceiling pot lights. Complete instructions are posted here at instructables.com.

Jan 22, 2015

In Progress

A new project is underway, involving LEDs, contact lens trays, and custom 3D-printed connectors. Stay tuned.

Oct 9, 2014

Animate Field at Gaîté Lyrique in Paris

Animate Field will be shown at the Gaîté Lyrique art/technology space in Paris, October 18, 2014 through February 8, 2015. It will be shown as part of Capitaine Futur and the Extraordinary Journey, an all-ages exhibition that promises "layer upon layer of visions and sensations", "crossing into the fluid universe of networks".

Feb 4, 2012

Animate Field at In The Dark exhibition

Animate Field is restaged for the In The Dark exhibition in Los Angeles, which runs February 4 to April 3, 2012. The exhibition features works by 17 artists working with light emitting or reactive materials. Other artists include Peter Alexander, Jed Berk, Roni Feldman, Gil Kuno, Christian Moeller, Christina Pierson, Pascual Sisto, and Meeson Pae Yang. In The Dark is being held at ARTRA Curatorial in LA Mart.

October 7, 2011

Sephora Sensorium: Lucid Dreams Installation in New York

Lucid Dreams is a multi-sensory interactive exhibition currently being staged in New York as part of Sensorium - a dynamic environment that demonstrates the evocative powers of scent. Custom video content combines with physical interaction to illustrate the connection between the sense of smell and memory. Gautam Rangan and Justin Lui worked at The Department of the 4th Dimension on the interactive sensing and video systems, collaborating on a team that also included Elena Manferdini. Sensorium is presented by retailer Sephora along with fragrance-maker Firmenich, and is currently on view in New York until November 27. Details available here. Video documentation here.

February 15, 2011

Talk: USC Digital Studies Symposium, March 28, 2011

Justin will give a talk at the USC Digital Studies Symposium on March 28, 2011. He will be presenting selections from his mediated installation / architecture work, and discussing the cultural and conceptual underpinnings of interactive architecture. Event details available here.

February 15, 2011

Projects featured in A Touch of Code: Interactive Installations and Experiences

Animate Field and Superficial Superglow: OPENINGS appear in the book A Touch of Code: Interactive Installations and Experiences, published by Gestalten. Release date is May 2011.

February 10, 2010

Interview at We-Make-Money-Not-Art.com

An interview with Justin Lui has been posted at the art blog we-make-money-not-art.com, discussing his creative methodology and recent projects at UCLA Design | Media Arts.

September 19, 2009

Water Clouds of Light at Autumn Lights 2009 Showcase

An expanded version of Water Clouds of Light was exhibited at the Autumn Lights 2009 light art showcase on September 19, at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. Unlike the original installation at the UCLA New Wight Gallery, this version was staged outdoors and featured a serpentine configuration.

May 15, 2009

Animate Field at UCLA MFA Final Show

After three quarters of development, Animate Field was installed and exhibited at the Design | Media Arts final thesis show at the UCLA New Wight Gallery. An unexpectedly large crowd attended the show, and enjoyed experiencing each students' work. Animate Field was literally animated by participants who entered its fiber optic thicket, as their bodily presence and movement caused the fibers to change color and move in waves.

November 22, 2008

OPENINGS Featured at Archinect.com

Superficial Superglow: OPENINGS has been featured in the Showcase section of popular architecture site Archinect.com.