Hoping to “transform the experience of Lower Manhattan at night,” NYC’s Economic Development Corporation is seeking illumination experts.

The agency is currently accepting lighting proposals that would create a “strong neighborhood identifier” and visual “landmark” for the area by the end of 2012, without it looking like a Grateful Dead show, although their requirements do sound a little trippy:

The lighting project may include, and is not limited to, projection-mapping including 3D effects, interactive elements and opportunities for interaction, up/downlighting and pedestrian or kinetic motion-activated lighting.

Finally, the Financia District will give Occupy Wall Street protesters something to play with. (Photo: Gerry Padden/flickr)