Texting 'Chromapop' throws up animated rainbows of glittering light.
Texting 'Boro' turns spectra-txt into the colours of the local football team.

spectratxt is a text message reactive light sculpture in Middlesborough town centre. sited at a crossroad in a pedestrian area of the the town centre and inspired by local connections to Captian Cooks journeys to Tahiti, Spectra-txt is a 10 metre column of light made of a 1000 points of fibre-optic light in a mirrored stainless steel structrue. It creates shimmering colours and spectacular reflections. Using text commands and a mobile telephone anyone can choose one of six colour animations. Commissioned by Middlesbrough Council and completed in 2004.

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