## Sachiko Nakajima

Mathematical Art simulating the soliton waves, which also relate to the characters of Tsunami, using light as an art medium

https://

### Description

This art installations simulate the soliton wave, which occurs in the shallow water, based on simple mathematical model.
It usually could be simulated using KdV equations, but this discrete soliton wave model well simulates that complex equation, which seems to be the miracle.
Tsunami also relates to this soliton model, and it could tell us somehow partially about why Tsunami is so scary (e.g. the speed). The stone/wood/seashell used here are all from the real Japanese places who suffered from the big Tsunami by the East Japan Great Earthquake in 2011.

### Classes

Light as a Medium of Art: Ways of Seeing Now

## Sid Chou, Nicholas Gregg

Conversation is a duet between two hanging lamps that emits light when bitten.

https://medium.com/@ngg242/bite-light-643b79584e59

### Description

Conversation is a duet between two hanging lamps that provide light only when bitten. The light comes from within the body of these lamps, illuminating the room from within the participants’ mouths. Ideally experienced in pairs, Conversation is a practice in listening and illumination. To not converse in total darkness, the pair must cycle between the roles of speaker and illuminator.

Nick Gregg & Sid Chou
12.12.19

### Classes

Light as a Medium of Art: Ways of Seeing Now

## Xinyue Li, Elvin Ou

A kinetic light installation that expresses the motion of ebbs and flows

https://www.elvinou.info/post/light-proposal

### Description

Light is always perceived as a static element, and we want to break that boundary and explore light in a more vivid vision. The project is to use light as a medium of art through motion and refraction that reveals tangible and natural phenomena like “Ebb and flow”, which is to create a recurrent/ rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth through light.

### Classes

Light as a Medium of Art: Ways of Seeing Now

## Stefan Skripak

“Athena's Lament” is a light art sculpture that critiques the continually defended colonialist art collections of major western museums by visualizing the way in which an art objects aura leeches from it while being forcibly kept from its country of origin.

https://youtu.be/pFsV8myTbCQ

### Description

This piece is a 15x15in wall-mounted replica of a section of the frieze from the upper section of the Parthenon building in Athens Greece. It is currently being held in the British Museum collection despite the dubious means of its acquisition and continued requests by the Greek government for its return. The model file itself was made available by the British Museum, but with certain restrictions. By taking this model and then algorithmically glitching it, I have attempted to represent the way in which this object’s captivity (both physically and within the British Museum’s digital oversight) has corrupted it and allowed the incredible works aura and spirit to leech out. The glitch pattern comes specifically from clusters of 3D pixels which each represent the passing of one week since the object was first removed from Greece in 1812. To further represent the soul of this work and its significance to Greek history and culture, the light emanating from the glitched cracks is generated by a low-resolution video of the Greek landscape.

### Classes

Designing for Digital Fabrication, Light as a Medium of Art: Ways of Seeing Now

## Alizarin Waissberg

An immersive environment using light art and unexplored forms of synesthetic interactivity to invite a performative ceremony celebrating the cerebral aspects of femininity

### Description

> Encrypted figurative art to be explored and revealed with uniquely designed light sources and sound reactive projection

> Additional layer of information and interaction is revealed via a simple web interface + QR codes

> The themes are inspired by feminine inventors who shaped today’s technology and science.

The upcoming iteration of Sacred Temple of Cerebral Femininity is an enhanced, optimized version of this documented version.

The new version puts the viewer in the middle, and turns them into an active participant, if not a performer. They’re invited to interact with the environment in several ways:

> Browse the environment with their phones and discover hidden layers of info and interaction

> Pick up the pulsing lamp and view themselves and the artwork in a new light

> Place their phones in the holder above the center mirror, and allow themselves to “self-center” and reflect on their divine feminine side, while they’re sitting on a throne

### Classes

Light as a Medium of Art: Ways of Seeing Now

## Aidan Fowler, Nicole Cabalquinto

An exploration of the lenticular lens behind led screens

https://www.aidanlincoln.com/lenticular

### Description

Lenticular Portals: Studies of the lenticular lens. A room filled with light sculptures containing led screens positioned behind lenticular lenses. Three sunrises positioned on top of mirror, a ceiling portal with spinning overlapping lenses, a wave box made of lenticular lens, and a led mirror playing your image diffused through acrylic on top, dripping down to an upside down inverted mirror of yourself in the glitch world.

### Classes

Light as a Medium of Art: Ways of Seeing Now