A connected luminous path through the city of Arles (Provence)

The Tabaluz (intelligent lighting tablets) adorn the facades of city streets, replacing the doors of the electric cupboards of the ERDF. A clever installation with a design that seamlessly integrates the cityscape and invigorates otherwise meaningless street furniture. 40 of these tablets now draw a path for you to follow through the streets of the city.

Tabaluz are lit colored windows (made of woven optical fiber and LED materials), that deliver information to Arles residents and visitors. Created in collaboration with dynamic economic and cultural stakeholders of the city, the contents of each Tabaluz include QR codes, which are virtual gateways to rich online content (videos, sounds, games, pictures, 3D, cartoons, etc…) that can be accessed using smartphones or tablet computers (50% of internet connections in 2013).
Thanks to digital technology, new experiences are accessible: listen to the podcast of a concert playing that same evening, play and learn about current exhibitions, discover booksellers’ monthly favorites in video, access new views, participate in a giant treasure hunt, access audio tours, report on the accessibility of surrounding streets.
Walls become urban media outlets. People can surf hyper local info. Tourism is given a boost.

Partners : Arles / PACALABS / ERDF – GROUPE EDF / MP2013
Project : Les Sentiers Numériques is the first dynamic signage system, which combines lightblazing device and programmable communication displays.


Schema tabaluz

The Vibrant Project, for Arles (Provence) 2011.