René Christen. Creative Technologist, Artist and co-founder of Code on Canvas.

Hi all, I will be premiering a new work on the streets of Newtown on Monday the 18th of this month from 6pm-8pm. The work will begin at ‘Drunk on the Moon‘ at 247 Australia St, Newtown and bleed into the surrounds. Details below. Hope to see you there.


Night falls and lights across the city come to life. Some turn on immediately, some blink – on, off, on, off, and on again. What first appears to be a flicker is, at a second glance, less random. Street lights, lamps, headlights, lanterns—silent witnesses to the goings on around them—now broadcast what they have seen, through Morse code.

The curious are invited to seek out these blinking automata, slow down and tune in to stories silently received and translated by the iPhone/iPod Touch app, ‘Light Conversation’, now available for free download in the iTunes Store.