INTRODUCTION High Wire is a room-sized interactive architecture built for U-M's largest research center–the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). It is a collaboration between the Taubman College of Architecture and the School of Information. CHALLENGE Our team is challenged to transform the value of "collaboration"–the goal of the NCRC– into a concrete representation. SOLUTION To embody the collaboration goal of the campus, our team designed and built the interactive architecture as a flexible digital playground for creative workers in NCRC. Researchers at NCRC would be able to easily plug in an USB cable to the installation and reprogram a series of ambient light rods, motion sensors and microphones through Arduino programming language. Therefore, the installation becomes a place where different people could contribute their ideas together. Collectively those residents shape the space they want and the installation itself becomes a crystal of the residents' collective knowledge.