NETWORK VIII by Mark Dixon – Cambridge, UK, December 2007-January 2008 *NETWORK VIII by Mark Dixon* Chieftain Way, Arbury Park, Cambridge, UK *Dec 16 – Jan 6 2008* *open to view at anytime (best when dark)* NETWORK VIII by Mark Dixon is the latest in a series of projects by Neighbourhood Artist, Kirsten Lavers as part of the Public Art Strategy for Arbury Park – a major mixed use housing development of 900+ houses currently in year 2 of construction on the north side of Cambridge, UK Mark works with mobile phone responsive LED circuits to create magical interactive installations. *NETWORK VIII* has been created especially for the Arbury Park development in collaboration with Kirsten Lavers. Every currently occupied house (200) in Arbury Park received an interactive “Conversation Star” to hang in an exterior facing window over the festive season. The idea is that their twinkling in response to wireless activity (such as telephone conversations) in each house will create a delicate nighttime network throughout the development site. Mark has also created a text message responsive light installation in the Arbury Park arts unit on Chieftain Way which magically twinkles a delicate fleeting dance of red lights every time someone txt msgs a completion to this wish …. * ** “I hope Arbury Park will be …”* The number to text if you fancy flirting with the work from a distance is *07788 943502 *(standard rates apply) but if you can … NETWORK VIII is well worth a visit to interact with sometime over the festive season. All text msgs (except the unneccessarily rude!) will be posted to the website periodically. please visit http://www.sameanddifferent.net for more info & pics etc.