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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2014 (PC020404.13) ➔ Constant change: Utilizing dynamic lighting in the built environment


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Greg Barrett (designer)
Brooke Carter (thesis advisor)




Change is a constant state in the natural world and in the daily lives of humans. This consistently dynamic state also holds true for lighting sources in the natural world, such as the sun, moon, stars, lightning, and fire. In contrast to the natural world’s immersive dynamics, occupied spaces in the present day Western world tend to be statically lit. When dynamic lighting is employed in an artificially constructed environment, it is applied most often as a two-dimensional treatment on a wall display or facade for entertainment or attraction. This thesis proposes that dynamic lighting should be considered as part of an immersive, layered, lighting design approach in order to reconnect occupants with an immersive sense of time and space.



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