Starry Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh

Starry Night: Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh

Opening last night in Nuenen, Holland,   this illuminated cycling surface is free to   the public, storing sunlight during the day to create stellar patterns to guide riders after dark. Developed by Dutch artist and innovator   Daan Roosegaarde in conjunction with infrastructure specialists from   Heijmans, this pathway   is a potential prototype for future cycling paths using smart paint technologies as well as an extension of an ongoing series of glow-in-the-dark highway projects   and other urban improvement proposals   in the works around the world. First of its kind   on the planet, the swirling shapes of this path are recognizably inspired by one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings. This connection, established between ideology and technology, results in what Roosegaarde calls ‘techno-poetry’. Part practical lighting scheme and part installation art project, the path is located along a stretch of a bicycling route passing through   Noord Brabant, the region from which van Gogh originated, which in turn connects various notable sites from his personal life and work. His often interactive work connects people with art and people with people.”
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Updated: 15.11.2014 — 02:26