Client: ARS Electronica Future Lab



  • 100 HIVE Bespoke Media Server Licences

  • Video Mapping consultation

  • Onsite Video Engineers

Under the black ops code name 'Flying Screens', RES & Light Initiative provided the embedded media server solution 'Hive' to control the dynamic LED video output on the 40 ground robots in the performance 'Swarm Arena'. Hive is the latest software developed by RES & Harrison Digital Media Inc in Los Angeles, California.

NTT and Ars Electronica Futurelab from Linz, Austria have jointly carried out a revolutionary research and development project to create 'Swarm Arena'. At a recent NTT show on art, sport and innovation at Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, this research was presented with live performances by Akiko Nakayama and Ei Wada. The choreography of the robot swarms is based on the latest version of the SwarmOS developed by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

Photography: RES & Ars Electronica Futurelab / Raphael Schaumburg-Lippe