Silent lights has already received a $5,000 grant from the NYC Department of Transportation, and is launching a kickstart campaign to cover the rest. The vibrant project will turn the pedestrian pathway under the BQE at Hamilton Avenue and 9th Street into an ever-changing display of color. The buzzing of passing cars, horns honking, engines revving and pedestrians voices would be picked up by microphones hidden around the intersection. The noise would be processed by a computer that would be synced with the microphones. Silent Lights would then transform the sounds into a visual display. As noise increases, so does the intensity of the light. The flow of traffic would choreograph the light's movement and vibrance.
Silent lights is also planning to introduce design and technology to local Brooklyn teams, in a collaboration with Control Group and Red Hook Initiative, and teach kids in the area how to make their own technical displays.