Solar-Powered Street Sculpture Tests Human Perception

An experimental installation called ‘The Beacon’ on London’s Old Street is hoping to offer answers on how human perception works. Designed by a neuroscientist at the University College of London, the six-metre tall installation features brightly patterned plexiglass lit by electricity from solar panels, some of which include solar paving stones embedded in a mix of resin and local recycled glass. It's pretty cool, though project seems like an utilitarian coupling of science-meets-environment with this bulky piece of urban art being the love-child.


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