lighting at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

This is the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, 43 countries competed in Lisbon, Portugal, to get the award of the best song of the year and it is here that you can watch one of the best light-shows year-wise! The lighting design by Florian Wieder and set design by Jerry Appelt rendered this show unique. Eight circles were hanging over the audience and a custom-built wooden background was the setting where the show took place. Jerry Appelt used wisely light LED technology more than…

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RESONATE – sound and architecture

“RESONATE: Thinking Sound and Space” powered by MAAT and reSITE is a conference on Architecture, Art and Sound in collaboration with Meyer Sound. It took place in Lisbon last February 2018 and this is an abstract for the ones who couldn’t take part in.    

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Circadian light filter: add-on for your PC or MAC

Goodmorning all, we hope you had slept well last night! Maybe it could be better, we know it, but now just a question: “at what time did you switch off pc/mac/tablet/smartphone and you started looking some non-blue-light-emitting surface?” Many are sceptics and think this “belief” of Circadian rhythm and blue lights are things for scientists or just a new business. But this is not! Blue-light-emitting surfaces are actually affecting our hormone production. In particular, this kind of lights are unbalancing our production…

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Daylighting Temple

This is a fantastic service that the Columbia University of New York gives out freely for everybody: a panoramic 360° sequence of images of some very interesting and peculiar architectures. Not anybody has had the possibility to travel so far away, and for some of us, this is the only chance to experience in an augmented reality space. I need to say that it is amazing if you can project this 360° images on a white wall and watch them…

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The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

The world is lit at night like never before, and ecologists are assessing the damage. It’s a summer night near a forest lake in Germany and something unnatural is going on. Beyond the dark waters lapping at the shores, a faint glow emanates from rings of light hovering above the surface. Nearby, bobbing red torchlights — the least-disruptive part of the visible spectrum — betray the presence of scientists on the shoreline. They are testing what happens when they rob…

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one projector, two animators and a lot of art!

  Very inspirational video mapping, done with just one projector and… lots hours spent in front of the computer, animating, animating and again animating! But even a very important study of spatial collimation between all the canvas and the spaces in the art gallery. Directed and animated by Filip Sterckx Concept by Filip Sterckx + Antoon Verbeeck Paintings by Antoon Verbeeck 3D modeling by Birgit Sterckx Sound-design by Roundhouse Mocap actor: Nicolas Vanhole Created with the Mirror Head and MDC-X…

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VIDEO MAPPING HARDWARE

Video mapping is going viral! Interesting product of the Optoma Europe Ltd: a projection mapping interface at consumer level to enable all kind of customer to create their own video show projected on solids. Here it comes a short video that shows how simple is the content uploading with a pad Apple or Android. Video mapping  is becoming consumer product:

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Parametric space

Parametric Space from Kollision on Vimeo.     FLUID LUMINOSITY, THE ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING OF ZAHA HADID Here a very remarcable article about the luminosity of Zaha Hadid, in my opinion she really had the merit of choosing the right lighting-designer to transmit her thoughts and to have the ability to join math and luminosity in the same language of her concrete parametric fluid forms.

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Circadian Rhythm

Do you know what is a TEDMED? TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference, which has been held annually since 1990. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics. (source Wikipedia) TEDMED is a talk focused instead on medicine. Mariana…

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BUSINESS PLAN

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Etymology

The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light” and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”. Several people may have coined the same new term from these roots independently. Hercules Florence, a French painter and inventor living in Campinas, Brazil, used the French form of the word, photographie, in private notes which a Brazilian historian believes were written in 1834.  Johann von Maedler, a Berlin astronomer, is…

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Book of thoughts

Because beauty consits of it’s own passing, just as we reach for it. It’s the ephemeral configuration of things in the moment, when you can see both their movement and their death. Muriel Barbery, “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”       Francesco Venezia – Etruscans – Exhibition – photo by Fulvio Orsenigo I remember this lesson of architecture as if it were yesterday, it was 2003, first year of faculty, I knew already from the first days I took a…

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