Southern Oregon Company Streams Bay Lights
A Medford technology services company helped bring an $8 million light sculpture on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge to the Internet with just minutes to spare last week.
The Bay Lights, an installation by artist Leo Villareal features moving abstract patterns using 25,000 LED lights on the bridge’s western span. It was set to be illuminated March 5th, but glitches and vendor bailouts without a way to stream live video as promised.
Cael Weston and Acme Computer were brought on to attempt to get the job done in 60 hours. That entailed acquiring a massive amount of bandwidth, weaving together all partners on the internet and get the high definition streaming video online at thebaylights.org.
Acme got the job done with three minutes to spare. The live feed of the Bay Bridge will continue from dusk to 2:00 a.m. daily through the end of 2015.