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: Man Shot In Parking Lot of Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia Police Say
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 Officer Among 4 Men Arrested For Attempting To Lure Child For Sex In Atlantic City: Officials
“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: Luis Rodriguez Arrested In Murder Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Frankford, Police Say
You can also send the message on www.openairphilly.net. The light show runs from 8pm to 11pm each night until October 14.