20 October 2014 @ IED

The past week has been devoted to working on expanding my earlier project, Everyday Atmospheres. The project originally used an internet-connected microprocessor to power a series of RGB LED lights which would create a light as a gradient, as determined by live weather data. I've been exploring how this might scale down. Using the idea of the geode (paired with my ongoing obsession with complex geometry), I've begun developing prototypes for irregular polyhedra lights that would be sliced in the middle (re: geode), exposing the lit core.


Geode lights, an expansion of Everyday Atmospheres

Geode lights, an expansion of Everyday Atmospheres

I've also been exploring how these lights might work when a single face acts as a semi-transparent screen. 

Dodecahedron light

Dodecahedron light

Lastly, I've also been reading extensively about lighting design for engineers, better preparing myself to not only design interesting lighting fixtures, but to have a solid understanding of lighting types, methods of measurement, and (!important) thermal management.