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May 10, 2013

Janet Echelman’s Pulse Brings Light and Color to Dilworth Plaza

An interactive art installation at Dilworth Plaza extends the city's strong tradition of public art.

According to a survey conducted by the Smithsonian Institution, Philadelphia has more public art than any other American city. Dilworth Plaza will be no exception. The transformation of the space adjacent to City Hall includes an installation called Pulse that will trace the paths of the three major transit lines in columns of orange, blue, and green illuminated mist.

In this TED talk, titled “Taking Imagination Seriously,” the artist discusses her unorthodox work in urban spaces.