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Mersivity = Sustainability + Technology + Society = a Sustainable Technology Society.
(moon picture, Wikimedia Commons, Kevin)

Following year's Dec. 14th Symposium, we will have our Solstice Festival on December 21st = Winter Solstice = the shortest day of the year. We'll light up the night on what might be considered the darkest day of the year.

The event will be led by Prof. Steve Mann who invented, designed, and built the world's first addressable strip of lights in his childhood more than 40 years ago, as strips of high-voltage (quick-responding) incandescent lights, gas discharge lamps, and colored LEDs that he would wave through the air to make text, images, graphics, and graphs (plots) appear, as if by magic, to the naked eye, or for photographic images (long-exposure "lightpainting" photography).

We invite flow-artists, photographers, "lightpainters" and anyone who cares about the Sustainable Technology Society to come to "The Wall" at Ontario Place and imprint some virtual "grafitti" upon the wall with lights. We will provide plenty of addressable light strips or you can send us your art and we'll "write" it upon the wall for you.

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