A new art installation by Markus Lerner is turning the agony of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic into something a bit more pleasing on the eyes. "Reactive Sparks" is an art installation commissioned by lighting company OSRAM. It watches traffic patterns and maps the patterns into seven light towers that sit alongside the road. Each tower contains 110,000 LED lights, likely provided by OSRAM.

"Reactive Sparks" Turns Traffic Agony Into Pretty ArtS

The installation sits outside the OSRAM headquarter in Munich at the Mittlerer Ring, a busy roadway. When a car passes by the installation, a single line flashes across the top of the tower and is added to the light wave at the bottom. As more cars pass the bigger the wave will be.

While the lighting towers look nice from an artistic standpoint, they are just asking to be a victim of road rage. [Neatorama]