By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The switch will be flipped tonight on the Ben Franklin Parkway. It’s the first night of “Open Air” — an interactive light show that will be hard to miss.READ MORE: Taste With Tori: Huda In Rittenhouse Merging Standout Sandwiches And Fine Dining
Open Air comes to Philadelphia thanks to Montreal-based artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
“Basically what you will see is a canopy of light, like a roof of light, over all the Parkway.”
Delivered by 24 robotic spotlights, visible from 10 miles away on clear nights. And those lights will constantly change depending on you.READ MORE: Bucks County Police Chiefs Detail How George Floyd's Murder Changes How They Work
“You can literally transform your city from your phone.”
If you download the Open Air iPhone app you can leave a voice message, it will be put in a queue and the system turns your message into lights.
“Graphical equalizer in a hi-fi, you know those little frequency bands that go up and down with your voice. it’s similar to that except it’s ten miles high.”MORE NEWS: Body Of Missing Amish Teen Linda Stoltzfoos Found In Ronks, Lancaster District Attorney's Office Confirms
You can also send the message on www.openairphilly.net. The light show runs from 8pm to 11pm each night until October 14.