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Long exposure photography by Daniel Mercadante on the beaches and forests of Connecticut and also Guatemala (pix 3,4) where he and his wife Katina invited local kids to choose the locations.

The trails (inspired in part by the Mario Kart pathways of his gaming youth) are created by the simple but effective method of Daniel running around trailing a lighting rig.

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A well-lit visual tour by The Atlantic. To wit:

400,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals discovered fire. This ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day.

MORE: The Iridescent History Of Light (The Atlantic)


Light Leaks: darkened rooms at galleries in Paris, Nantes  and LA filled with 50 disco balls illuminated by a sequence of timed, coloured lighting cues by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan. To wit:

…hundreds of structured light scans to capture the volumetric position of every pixel being projected by each of the three projectors. The pair then used SketchUp to predict the reflected pixel positions.

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New York city imagined as if its night sky weren’t polluted with a million man-made lights – an advance celebration of Dark Sky Week (15-21 April) by the Skyglow Project

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New Moon (2014) – a photoseries by David Lados – dramatic long exposure light trails coursing through the forests of the Mátra mountain range in Hungary captured by the light of the new moon.

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A lamp designed by Leslie Nooteboom that projects animated patches of light on walls – mimicking the appearance of what the Japanese call komorebi (patches of sunlight reflected off water or filtering though leaves).

The idea is to add soothing ambience to high rise spaces usually denied such simple pleasures.

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Exisdance – a project from P.I.C.S Tokyo demonstrating a new technique of projection mapping directly onto a moving human body in real time.

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Light Barrier, Third Edition: an elaborate new artwork from South Korean collaborators Kimchi and Chips (Mimi Son and Elliot Woods). To wit, suspended ‘volumetric’ light forms generated by:

…8 architectural video projectors… split into 630 sub-projectors using an apparatus of concave mirrors designed by artificial nature. Each mirror and its backing structure are computationally generated to create a group that collaborates to form the single image in the air. By measuring the path of each of the 16,000,000 pixel beams individually, light beams can be calibrated to merge in the haze to draw in the air. 40 channels of audio are then used to build a field of sound which solidifies the projected phenomena in the audience’s senses.

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