firefly synchronization and simulation

Some beautiful inspiration for biomimetic lighting. Check out this fascinating simulation of how swarms of fireflies synchronize themselves in nature.

This core observation of how “small scale interactions drive large-scale organization” seems prophetic for how architectural lighting control systems need to evolve – from centralized autocratic time clocks, to decentralized, network driven effects of stimulus and optimization. This seems like a core aspect of IoT systems that has been completely missed in the past decade.

Check out this video below of how fireflies can be stimulated to sync to LED light patterns: