In the spring of 2014 a integrated lighting built into the Metalagram® was debuted in Jacksonville, FL at One Spark, the world’s first crowdfunding Festival. The Shinkle’s worked with the engineers Eric Barch and Eric Salem, recent graduates from Kettering University in Flint, MI, to integrate LED lighting with their Metalagram® art.
At One Spark the Shinkles were chosen as one of three creators to be interviewed by the television network A&E, arts and entertainment. The segment was used in the documentary, “The Start Up Factor”. A short film about entrepreneurs and the influence of crowdfunding. Their part of the film can be seen below.
They developed an individually addressable LED art light. Connected to a micro-controller, the light can be fully customized, recreating many of the looks and effects of theatrical lighting. This art light, while still in development, is available on a per order basis, with custom design and logistics. The artwork was selected Top 6 Must See, Top 10 Art as well as being the sole Art creator selected by A&E. The One Spark entry video is below.