Science of Light: The Beginning

Ibn Alhazen and pinhole camera >>cdn.greenprophet.com

At the present time, we are fully aware that light can be produced, break up into different wavelength and even carry information, nevertheless, at some point in history people thought that some inner light comes out from our eyes and illuminates things in view (as car head lights do) until a Muslim scientist and polymath, Ibn Alhazen, frequently reffered to as al-Haytham and sometimes as al-Basri, presented his theory of vision (1011-); ray of light are emitted from objects rather than from the eyes, in other words, when we look at something bright, it hurts eyes therefore the light must be entering the eyes but not leaving the eyes.

Consequently, we have became aware that the light is a form of energy. Firstly, the light of the sun is produced when two atoms fuse and release energy.  Secondly, this energy (the natural light) comes from the sun bounces off the objects and enter our eyes. (In fact we are not actually seeing the objects but the reflections of light off the surfaces of the objects.) In that sense, only things that give off or reflect light are visible to our eyes.


A Brief Overview

Yuri Endo 2012
Created with Penki 

The prime purpose of my thesis project, Lumino Kinetic and Beyond (working title), is to explore media art forms for the purpose of light installation. Researches and experimentations would be formed by convergence of sculpture, photography, motion picture and space design that results in installations exploring the idea of creativity filtered through lumino kinetic interaction. 

>>STAGE ONE: Research and development
Exploration of the principal of light, lighting techniques and light art forms.

>>STAGE TWO: Prototyping and evaluation
Development of conceptual projects under selected themes to construct prototypes to achieve evaluation for the final outlet.

>Theme 1. Optic (Science and art integration) 
>Theme 2. Pattern (Systemic and self-organizing) 
>Theme 3. Intensity (Progressive visual communication) 
>Theme 4. Versatility  (Space and object interaction) 
>Theme 5. Integration 

>>STAGE THREE:  Exhibition and installation
Demonstration in public and/or private spaces. 

>>STAGE FOUR: Documentation
Documentation of the projects including philosophy, research, photography, video, and possible future development of said projects and process.