We are happy to bring a self-guided tour of our permanent immersive installations to Northern Colorado. As we build more installations around the country, we will add more regions for your experiential enjoyment. Our hope is to build this out this page to include a map and to offer various activities in the area of each installation to make a great day trip, an afternoon drive, or see how many installations you can see in one day.
Alt Ethos Studio + Innovation Center
2505 West 2nd Ave Unit 11
Denver, CO 80219
Studio Visitation Hours (by appointment):
Tuesdays – Thursdays 9:00 – 6:00
Commons on Champa
1245 Champa St
Denver, CO 80204
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Date Installed: January 5th, 2017
An immersive LED hallway illuminates the art of communication.
Patrons at The Commons on Champa, Denver’s public campus for entrepreneurship enter through a hallway of light into the marquee event space. Movement creates feedback to the sensors, which is translated into video art – a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes that disperse and reform in sync with the patrons’ passage through the hallway.
When visitors linger to discover and explore the hallway’s capabilities, it the patterns and movements of light respond in kind. When people stop to chat, the architectural geometry seems to sense the collaboration, re-designing its shapes to reflect the group relationship and illustrating the connections that form when we pause and reflect.
Note: This installation was created with pre-existing client hardware as a donation from Alt Ethos. Client hardware has since been unable to support the installation. Alt Ethos reformatted the existing hardware and design to support a looping video and provide tech support for events.
Greeley Downtown Development Association
816 8th St.
Greeley, CO 80631-3912
Sunday – Saturday, Hours: 10am – 10pm
Date Opened: May 30, 2019
As you hop, skip, or walk over the colorful shapes on this covered passageway in Greeley, CO you create electro swing music. Within minutes you begin orchestrating your movements, and of friends and strangers, to collaboratively play and combine the rich spatialized influences of vintage and modern swing and jazz with influences of house, hip hop, and EDM.
This design allows for anyone with any level of ability to participate through movement. Passersby on their way to work, shopping, or evening entertainment may walk past in a breeze without much thought – and be whisked away into playful community building.
Illuminous: Interactive Projection Mural
Fort Collins Downtown Development Association
321 Old Firehouse Alley
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Sunday – Saturday, Hours: Dusk – 2:00 AM
Date Opened: November 5, 2018
Renowned muralist Peeta and Alt Ethos collaborated on this permanent multimedia installation that challenges viewers’ perspectives and shifts perception as time passes. By day, Peeta’s vibrant imagination is on full display in a mural that creates the illusion of a 3-dimensional sculpture in two dimensions.
But as the sun goes down and shadows lengthen, a digital overlay by Alt Ethos brings the installation to life. The projection mapping technology picks up on the movements and gestures of passers-by who may at first not know what is happening, but realize soon enough that they can intentionally set off new patterns and movement of light through movement. The interactive lighting transforms the trompe l’oeil 3D effects of Peeta’s mural into a kinetic canvas in which a player might set off fantastical scenes of gentle tides, shifting sunsets, dancing fire, or translucent haze. The interplay of paint, light, and the movement of people through the cobbled pedestrian alleyway unites the new creative possibilities of the digital age with evocations of natural landscapes and vistas that have been part of the human experience since the beginning of time.
This collaborative project took one year to complete from discussion to implementation and was commissioned by the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority in an effort to promote pedestrian usage of their alleyways.
The Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is redesigning the alleyways in historic Old Town with a view to increasing foot traffic and the amount and quality of time visitors spend throughout the DDA’s district. The ultimate goal is to invigorate the economic, social and environmental vibrancy of a historic part of town that only a few decades ago was struggling to compete with the new malls springing up a mile or two to the south. Through the work of the DDA and others, Old Town is now a magnet for both locals and tourists, but not everyone has reaped the benefits. The alleyway where the mural was installed is one of several within a maze of roads and passageways created by 19th century town planners, and the restaurants and bars that it connects to today are hard-pressed to attract the kinds of crowds that routinely gather in their hundreds a block or two away in Old Town Square. The mural is now a draw for repeat visitors, media coverage and tourism promos and is attracting new patrons to multiple bars and restaurants, some of whom have patios with direct views of the mural.
The Singing Tree
Anythink Perl Mack Library
7611 Hilltop Cir
Denver, CO 80221
Hours: Tues and Thurs, 11 AM – 7 PM
Wed, Fri and Sat, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun and Mon, closed
Date Opened: April 27, 2019
Celebrating the art of play through light and sound.
In a project commissioned by Anythink Libraries to advance its mission to open doors to curious minds, Alt Ethos collaborated with Anythink to create a physical sculpture with elements of sound and light that synthesizes interaction into music and sparks imagination through open play.
A stylized sculpture of a tree installed near the library entrance beckons inquisitive minds to gather round. Just as a campfire brings neighbors and strangers together to spin yarns, ghost stories, and nostalgic reminiscences, the sculptural installation provides a focal point for building and strengthening community in an urban setting. Through innovative sound design and interaction dynamics, The Singing Tree nourishes an environment where uninhibited play and joyous flights of imagination can flourish.
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Ct,
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Closed Monday & Holidays
Date Opened: June 9, 2017
Step inside this instrumental environment to create music through play.
Visitors to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery enter an immersive world of composition, collaboration, and creativity where every step they take transforms their sonic and visual environment. As guests of all ages play and dance among projected ripples of light, their movements generate melodious chords, stark musical notes, and drum cadences of varying tone, texture, and timbre.
As more people enter Soundscape, their position and movement layers the sounds, making the music more complex. The interplay unites everyone in a performance ensemble and invites them to explore the dynamic listening perspectives that result from individuals of all backgrounds, generations, and physical abilities coming together to form a symphony of light, sound, and movement.