Particle Trap is an immersive, interactive electro-mechanical sculpture designed to be a gateway to the new Google Charleston East Campus. It is meant to inspire community and wonder as a gathering space. Its large scale will be prominent from North Shore Boulevard and Charleston Road and will draw members of the community in with its intriguing form and dynamic motion, while its elegant cable structure will not detract from the impressive architecture of the new facility.
As participants approach the artwork they will notice waves of shimmering light and motion moving through the 3-dimensional space overhead as well as across the plaza pavers. When they enter the space they will discover that their footfalls cause ripples to propagate across the LEDs embedded in the plaza as well as above into the grid of LEDs and fluttering HD platters reflecting and interfering, creating a dynamic immersive experience.