Designers at United Visual Artists (UVA) developed in October of 2011 a project called Origin, an exploration of a large-scale responsive LED sculpture meant to explore our society's acceptance of a technocratic life form. The installation was erected between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges on the shores of DUMBO in the Tobacco Warehouse. The 10m X 10m cube of light both disrupted and reflected the city, eliciting from those who entered its realm. Visitors experienced the structure in any way their curiosity lead them.
The cubic lattice is composed of 125 two-meter cubic spaces mounted with linear LED strips, allowing it to emit varying light patterns in all directions. Music was also infused by a network of speakers emitting bass and treble generating real-time loud ominous sounds from a new original score by Scanner.