For many OG Dallasites, The Science Place is an nostalgic memory that once held some of the best times in our collective childhood. I am loosely basing this proposal off one of my favorite science installations from The Science Place.
For this particular installation, it would simply be a wall (not unlike your disco ball and metallic streamers wall in the Disco Tech era of Sweet Tooth). The wall itself would be painted with a mixed white paint and yellow glow in the dark pigment, then framed with matte black organic shapes. There would be clusters of different sized Amanita muscaria mushrooms coming out of the wall, with LED lights under the caps, emitting red light whenever sound is made near them. The wall itself would be a combination of organic and technology, while adding an interactive element of providing UV lasers or flashlights, which would allow the audience to "draw" using light, which would fade over time and allow new designs to be temporarily made. The project itself would take about a month and a half to complete, and tests will be conducted on what will produce the cheapest, but durable mushroom through a molding and casting process.
I will include a rough sketch of the installation idea, a list of materials to complete the project, as well as a YouTube video demonstrating the glow in the dark concept.
A small sample of this wall was made for a party collaboration with AT&T Performance Center!