FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2018 | LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, CA
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Harnessing the sun as daylight sculpture
Speaker: George Loisos of Loisos + Ubbelohde
As an extension of our daylighting design and performance services, we have also designed light sculptures with beamed daylight. Three projects harness the sun and focus its rays into unique sculptural daylight fixtures, providing daylight and a sense of time and weather to deep interiors. We will discuss our process of design and fabrication for the Linde + Robinson Laboratory at Cal-Tech which repurposes a historic coelostat, a Light Canon for the Energy Biosciences Building in Berkeley and LightFall, a 240 foot fiber optic sculpture lit with beamed sun from a purpose-built roof-mounted solar telescope. All three projects required detailed optical design, fabrication with very small tolerances, and advanced materials.
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Dynamic Materials for the Second Digital Revolution
Speaker: Nik Hafermaas of Ueberall
Ueberall International has created a number of landmark artworks that follow a common aim: to elevate an architectural experience by bringing a sense of wonder to the environment. eCloud, AirField, and most recently DAZZLE are site-specific artistic interventions created in harmony with the surrounding architectural spaces. The installations use innovative materials and digital technologies to merge sculptural form with time-based, data-driven and responsive behaviour, pioneering the use of dynamic materials such as LCD glass and e-Paper on an architectural scale, Ueberall liberates digital content from the confines of conventional display technology. Nik will talk about creating experiences with an authentic sense of place, using his low-res/high-touch approach to media.
Atop the World Stage – Growing Internationally
Speaker: FX Souvay of Lumenpulse
Increasingly, members of the lighting industry are operating on an international scale. Adapting your business model to the world stage requires the consideration of numerous elements, from cultural differences to distribution networks. Listen to one company’s journey onto the international market.
Smart Home Revolution and Commercial Applications
Speaker: Ron Zimmer of CABA
Is the lighting industry ready to adopt IoT Lighting Controls and overcome its challenges
Speaker: Beatrice Witzgall of Lumifi
IoT offers ample opportunities and benefits in lighting control, however, it is challenging to implement, adopt, sell and deploy. There is a lot of confusion and misdirection about what IoT and wireless means. Everyone is building their own islands, but no one bridges. IoT lighting controls uncovers new never before possible functionalities and features. In this Beatrice will present some examples and user cases regarding what the specifier needs to consider. The session will also address a range of the challenges starting from what does a lighting hardware manufacturer needs to do to adopt the technology to how a lighting designer needs to specify such a system along with how the responsibilities between hardware, software and the deployment process shall be structured. In addition, we will address the going to market challenges such as the business model and how it will affect the sales and distribution channel.
The Ever-Changing Relationships of Colour and Light
Speaker: Gloria Jaroff of Gloria Jaroff Design
Colour and light are inseparable. We can never totally control the constantly changing relationships which depend on the combinations of undertones from design materials and lighting, both natural and artificial. This session explores a new colour system in additive light that can help identify the undertones helpful for understanding some of the effects of natural light on colour for interiors. A light box will demonstrate a few of the effects of artificial lighting on paint colours a
Light in the public realm
Speaker: James Carpenter of Carpenter Lowings
At the intersection of art, engineering and architecture, James Carpenter will focus on the phenomenal qualities of light as a central organizing principle of the public realm. Using infrastructural, cultural and civic projects, Carpenter will outline some of his practice’s innovative strategies that merge program, performance, structure and light to reveal the unique characteristics of a place and to embody a deeper collective experience of nature.
Hotel of the Future: Lighting for Experience and Comfort
Speaker: Clay Markham of CallisonRTKL
With the Future of Hotels focused on experiential accommodation and interactive socialization, we will look at how the hotel guestroom and public spaces will evolve to create a new level of comfort and excitement through the control of light sources and colorations.
Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Thursday 15 February 2018
The Integration of Light and Content
Speaker: Cameron McNall of Electroland
Electroland has been a pioneer for 15 years in creating environmental installations that employ interactivity, light and sound. As artists creating artwork we frequently stumble across discoveries and challenges using new technologies that anticipate many of the same problems and possibilities that emerge in commercial applications, but many years later. Electroland Principal Cameron McNall will discuss the current artwork of Electroland and how it may predict future work.
The Design of Retail for Today and Tomorrow.
Speaker: Chris Dieringer of Microsoft
Lighting from Dawn ’til Dusk ’til Dawn
Speaker: Ute Besenecker of Lighting Science Group
Lighting for human health and wellbeing depends largely on application, environment, user group and timing. Much has been learned through research studies in the last years. Color and white spectral tuning for interior architectural lighting are gaining traction due to considerations for human health and wellbeing. What is possible? When and why is it appropriate and useful to be implemented beyond mood lighting. Some clues can be gathered just by analyzing and getting a better understanding of natural daylight. This talk illustrates the light we are exposed to typically outdoors throughout the day and night as well as what we are typically exposed to indoors, using selected examples, and elaborates what options we have today to enliven indoor spaces through designing with electrical lighting.
Illumination of the light space
Speaker: Frank Nuovo of Nuovo Design
Advances in lighting technology require movement from a traditional view of the industry today. This is compared to other radical transformations of tech; communications from wired to wireless mobile phones, further the convergence of a mobile phone with all things smart. Music, games and video to digital - shifting the hotel business toward digital mobile oriented solutions (Air B&B) and even redefining taxi service with Uber and Lyft. The radical transformation of the traditional business of lighting his happening rapidly. Reset your perspective of function, form, marketing and delivery- all manner of digital utility along with the unlocking of form constraints (style and design/aesthetics) are being enhanced by new and versatile high performance technology. Fixtures of Illumination now bring physical points of intelligence, awareness, security, communication and entertainment all in sync with many other elaborate technology systems.
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