Tuesday, December 11, 2001


a view of blinkenlightsCelebrating its 20th anniversary, Berlin's Chaos Computer Club has made a special present to itself and the city of Berlin. Since Sept 12, 2001, the famous "Haus des Lehrers" (house of the teacher) has been enhanced to become world's biggest interactive computer display: Blinkenlights (a term defined by the jargon file).

The upper eight floors of the house have been transformed in to a huge display by arranging 144 lamps behind the house's front windows. A computer controls each of the lamps independently to produce a monochrome matrix of 18 times 8 pixels.