Designed by Nick Ryan for the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, United Kingdom. This piece gave the audience a snapshot of the past with short audio samples stored in the lights of a beautiful structure.
DX17 was built out of a large delta wing and was fitted with100 lights capable of transmitting audio signals. Visitors were given custom built receiver headphones, which played back the audio samples when they came in to contact with a beam of light. Kai Lab developed the custom electronics for this installation, designing systems to enable the transmission and reception of the audio content through visible light modulation (photophonics). This project had a significant research and development phase involving the design of the custom analog electronic circuitry.