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One Sun

October 06 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
Our world is rapidly becoming overpopulated and its resources overstretched. Some day in the near future the Earth’s ability to sustain life may be compromised to the point that we will be forced to leave - a mass migration. This will open up many new possibilities, among which will be a new relationship between ourselves and the Sun.

Speirs + Major’s installation ‘One Sun’ is a simple light based structure which explores and challenges this future relationship with the Sun.

Based on footage from the NASA Curiosity Rover on Mars, the sunset on Mars is recognisable but extraordinary. This prompts the question “What would sunlight feel like on another planet?” In the images, the sunlight appears in some ways familiar, yet more distant than we are used to, invoking enforced displacement and a feeling of 'sad sunlight'.

‘One Sun’ uses a common source of light (a ‘Sun’) in a simple back-to-back juxtaposition of sunrise and sunset. In exploring these scenes from different viewpoints in relation to the trajectory of the light source, we can begin to question the very nature of our appreciation of sunlight.

‘The Progress’ video released

June 15 2017 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
'The Progress' is a collaboration about the consequences of light pollution caused by the inconsiderate use of electric lighting. It is produced by Dark Source with the support of The International Dark Sky Association (IDA).
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Ready Steady Light winners!

March 23 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Awards | Events | Inspiration
We are very excited to be announced winners of Ready Steady Light last night.
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Dom Tower’s tribute to David Bowie

January 13 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Inspiration
The Dom Tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands has paid tribute to David Bowie by programming the bells to ring out 'Space Oddity'.

Made of Light Too Week 9 video released

January 11 2016 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
The video for Week 9: Form, part of the Made of Light Too: A Closer Look at Light series, was released this morning.
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A great fight between light and dark

December 07 2015 — by tom.hartshorne
Inspiration
Take a look at this fight scene from Samurai jack. Brilliantly simple yet effective animation. Link to video

Made of Light Too

November 16 2015 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Inspiration
Mark Major, Keith Bradshaw and James Newton are proud to announce their collaboration on an exploratory digital video project which was launched today and will run for twelve weeks.
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Shadow…

October 30 2015 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Inspiration
An integral part of the interplay between light and darkness is shadow. The six projects currently featured on the homepage all take into account this mysterious element, using shadow to communicate stories, change spaces and influence experiences. Click on them to find out more...
Copyright/ James Newton
Copyright/ James Newton

Moonlight Towers

October 21 2015 — by dave.morris
Inspiration
Earlier this year, I went on a road trip vacation through some of the southern United States. It's probably not for everyone, but one thing I was particularly keen on visiting was one of the antique streetlights - known locally as 'moonlight towers' - that are still dotted through Austin, Texas. If you've not heard of them before, I highly recommend following their story a little. These things are more than a hundred years old, they tower over the streets at more than fifteen storeys in height, and their history includes arc lamps, night time formal social gatherings, a film by Richard Linklater, and even something called the 'Servant Girl Annihilator'.
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Channel 4 rebrand

October 16 2015 — by dave.morris
Inspiration
I spotted an entry on the Brand New blog a few days ago about the new Channel 4 brand identity. This film, created by DBLG & SQUA to introduce the rebrand, is a masterpiece in confidence and a measure of just what a strong logo they're working with: You don't have to see the logo at all to recognise it.

Of course, we also have some history with this logo ourselves...
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