01.07.13 9:22 PM ET
Candle in the (Digital) Wind
This LED “candle” was designed by Moritz Waldemeyer, and recently released by the great German lighting designer Ingo Maurer. It’s called “My New Flame”, and it uses 128 LEDs and simple circuitry (left visible on the stem of the candle) to provide a moving image of a blowing flame that stands in beautifully for the real thing. The image registers, simultaneously, as both very crude and utterly credible, like a votive offering to our technological age.
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