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Utah Bit and Mine


Client: Utah Transit Authority

Location: Bingham Junction Light Rail Station, M, UT, United States

Completion date: 2012

Project Team


Joe O'Connell

Creative Machines


Blessing Hancock

Skyroom Studio


Nina Borgia-Aberle


Creative Machines


Utah Bit and Mine consists of two interactive light sculptures that celebrate the identity, history and values of Midvale—home to one of the largest copper mines in the world. Over Midvale’s history mining companies shaped the land, carving a huge descending spiral into the earth with cross-shaped bits. But the land shaped the society that organized itself around mining. These two sculptures face each other across the Midvale rail platform and influence each other electronically, echoing the symbiotic relationship between the land and the people who make their living from it.


The goal for Utah Bit and Mine is to celebrate the identity, history, and values of Midvale– home to one of the largest copper mines in the world.


Utah Bit and Mine was a collaboration between Joe O'Connell, Blessing Hancock, Nina Borgia-Aberle and Creative Machines.