The rings have motion sensitive LED Lights Jennifer trying out the swings Rachel plays with the glowing screen

Last week, my colleague, Rachel and I ventured over to check out the interactive art display, “Swing Time,” at the Lawn on D in South Boston. If you haven’t been over to check out the piece, I encourage you to do so before it disappears on October 31!

“Swing Time” features 20 glowing oval swings with LED lights that are activated based on the swings’ movement. The swings themselves were designed by Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon of Howeler and Yoon Architecture here in Boston, and the pieces are meant to engage people with public spaces and encourage adults to play.

We also interacted with the glowing screen, which was a part of the “Illuminus D” event earlier this month. The screen tracks the movement of whoever is standing in front of it for some pretty neat effects. “Illuminus D” was part of the larger Illuminus festival coming to Boston on October 25, which with transform the South End into a living canvas featuring the work of local and regional artists, designers, performers, and more.

Once “Swing Time” is gone, look for more art and cultural events at The Lawn on D throughout the year. The space also hosts everything from food trucks, to networking events, to Sunday football on a large outdoor projection screen. You can find out more about what’s coming up by visiting

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