Inspired by astronomy, quantum physics, scientific theories, and the expansion of consciousness, Roseline de Thélin has been creating art with light for over 15 years. She uses scientific properties of light such as reflection, refraction, conduction, transparency, and refraction to create unique sculptures and installations. This series, called “The Homos Luminosos”, features a family of light beings that represent life, illusion, and mankind’s evolution. She came up with an original technique for using fiber optics, creating large light pieces by edging the fibers. The holographic images seem like they are straight out of a science fiction movie. [Read more...]
Where do we go after we die? Is there an another life after this one? Will we be reborn? Inspired by these ideas of life, death, and rebirth, Japanese artist Mihoko Ogaki has created some amazing works. For the past few years she has created an ongoing series of sculptures that illuminate. The ongoing project is called “Milky Ways” and the pieces were just currently displayed at the MORI YU Gallery in Tokyo. [Read more...]
Kevin Cooley has become well known among publications for his photography, and he is most well known for his work at night. Initially he following film crews that were using a lot of light and took photos of the sky as it glowed above buildings and houses. As his work continued, he created a series called Nachtfluge. In this project he took long exposure photographs of flying aircraft at night, which then created bizarre stripes and dots in the sky. [Read more...]
As we flip a switch to light up a room or use our cell phone flashlight to find our keys in the dark, it’s easy to take for granted how lucky we are. In many developing countries throughout the world, the people still rely on kerosene to light their way in the dark, which can be very dangerous and cost up to 20% of a person’s income. Looking to address this problem in the most efficient way possible, a team of engineers from the UK have designed an amazing light that runs on gravity and the weight of rocks or sand. As of now, the cost of each light is $10, which would pay for itself in 3 months of not using kerosene, but with further R&D the team thinks they could get the cost down to $5 each. [Read more...]
Letters and light combine to create rainbows in motion for this beautiful typographic alphabet by Ruslan Khasanov. The graphic designer from Ekaterinburg, Russia has brilliant ideas for typography experimentation and has turned some of his best creations into vibrant videos. Looking at an alphabet hasn’t been this fun since preschool! [Read more...]
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Deep inside the 17th century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille, France lies an interactive installation that puts a futuristic twist on the Renaissance style. The LOTUS DOME, created by Studio Roosegaarde consists of a 4 x 2 meter curved wall with hundreds of ultra-light aluminum flowers, lamps, sensors, software and other media. The interactive lotus “flowers” respond to approaching people by folding open, with their light slowly following the people, creating play between light and shadow. Accompanied by a deep bass sound, the Renaissance environment becomes more of a ‘Techno-Church’ when this interactive installation is in action. [Read more...]
It seems the near future of technology will be all about how it interacts with the humans it serves. Cars which can drive you where you want to go without touching the wheel; computers which search the web without lifting a finger; and music and lighting which knows when to come on as you enter a room. Even artwork is harnessing these expanding technologies, providing interactive experiences for observers which go beyond the traditional museum fare. [Read more...]