Jason Krugman Studio
Jason Krugman Studio
Jason Krugman News
December 14, 2013
   Krugman Studio completes Bethesda permanent sculpture commission - pictures soon!
March 28, 2013
   Digital Garden featured in Green Building & Design Magazine Link
November 23, 2012
   Commissioned by Crossing Art Gallery for new Living Objects installation in Flushing, Queens
August 10, 2012
   Completion of New Responsive Architectural LED Artwork for Gensler Architects and MSPP in Boston
June 17, 2012
   Krugman Studio celebrates another successful year with Summit Public Arts in Summit NJ
Jason Krugman News
Jason Krugman is a light sculptor specializing in interactive architectural and public artworks. His work combines materials with electronics, referencing nature through accumulation and modularity. Krugman has taught classes in Physical Computing at Sarah Lawrence College, The New School and the Rhode Island School of Design and holds degrees from Tufts University and the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He was a fellow at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy and has shown work at various galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.

Contact: info@jasonkrugman.com

Selected Press:
March 2013 Green Building & Design Blurring Lines & Lights
October 24, 2011 Architects Newspaper Feature Spotlight: Claremont University
October 24, 2011 Los Angeles Times Architecture Review: Administrative Campus Center at Claremont
October 2011 Details Magazine BMWi Technology Innovators
July 20, 2011 Creators Project User Preferences: Tech Q&A With Jason Krugman
May 16, 2011 Creators Project Sculpting Fluid and Reaction LED Surfaces
May 13, 2010 Creative Applications Network Organic Electric [Inspiration]
May 11, 2010 New York Times A Smashing Idea: Eco-Friendly Aggression
May 2010 New York Times Video Recycling With A Vengeance
April 2010 MAKE Magazine Bright Lights, Big Installation
Selected Exhibitions:
MoMA, New York, NY - Design and ViolenceFlorida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL
Cornell University, Ithaca NYMass Art, Boston MA
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn NYThe New Museum, New York, NY
PLUS Design Gallery, Milan Italy Showroom Bennetton, Milan Italy
American Academy, New York, NYNew York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
Selected Commissions:
Wired MagazineDekalb Market
BMWiSchuylkill Evironmental Education Center
Donohoe Development CorporationSummit New Jersey Public Arts
Claremont University ConsortiumCW Television Network
AC Entertainment New York City Parks Department

The Firefly Wind Light System revolves around a proprietary switch for sensing the wind. Picture an electrified wind chime; as the wind blows the metal chime into contact with the metal gong, it closes a circuit. Firefly's LED/switch pairs do the same thing, except on a much smaller scale. When the wind blows on their pendulum switch, they light up.

Conceptually, this project developed out of an idea to create a modular system that does not rely on a central decision making hub, such as a computer. Instead, its design takes in data through its many nodes, allowing for extremely accurate and responsive output based on their immediate environments.

Originally developed as a Master's Thesis at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, Firefly installations have been commissioned for several large-publc art installation around the United States. The initial piece is currently on display at the New York Hall of Science (pictured below).

photo by Rumi Ishino
2 girls
Two concertgoers observing the piece on a windy night at All Points West festival.
Firefly at the Flashlight Nuit Blanche event in New York (2011)

The above image was part of a proposal to utilize Firefly modules to create a solar-powered, wind-sensitive skin for the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Coupling the Bridge’s beautiful engineering with a stunning, large scale wind installation would make it one of the most striking pieces of public art and architecture in the world.

A proposed installation for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston
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