Listed as top 6 Best Light Installation at Vivid by the City of Sydney 
62,000 Twitter impressions for #vividmailbox during Vivid Sydney
Top trending hashtag in Singapore on Twitter during iLight Marina Bay
Project Description
MailboX is built to inspire individuals to be more positively connected by verbal and written conversation. Unfortunately, social media has made us antisocial beings due to the abundance of communication platforms. For example, receiving a letter from a good friend used to be common practice, but sadly, we forget the importance of written correspondence.
MailboX is a three-meter tall, larger-than-life installation that uses the traditional shape of a postbox to recreate messages through an entertaining interactive experience. It utilises a custom built LED RGB display with 1211 Dot Pixels. This facade was then finished with polypropylene and custom laser cut acrylic. The digital system and video processing are controlled via a computer within the installation, which connects to an online server that hosts social media data processing and analysis. To create the interactive user experience we have chosen to use Emojis, as they are a modern rebirth of Hieroglyphics (an early form of written communication) and create a contrast between the traditional post box and letter shape that allow the viewer to question the importance of communication and how we are slowly losing this sentiment.
MailboX begins its journey in the present, with the modern day form of a letter (Digital Messaging). A participant can send a Tweet to the MailboX of their experiences while at the Sydney Vivid festival using the hashtag ‘#MailboX’. This message will then be displayed on the MailboX, engaging the sender with the audience around the installation. Once the message is sent to the MailboX, it will count how many ‘letters’ are posted through the duration of Vivid and visualise the experiences the message sent by a participant.
The second interaction engages the audience through capturing ambient sound around the Mailbox, which responds to the excitement and volume generated by the involvement and then visualises the amount of conversation created on the facade of the MailboX.
To see the MailboX in action, please head to this link:

Photos - Vivid Sydney
Photos- Vivid Sydney Behind the Scenes
Photos - iLight Marina Bay, Singapore
Photos - iLight Marina Bay Behind the Scenes

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