Light as Material

Students from Yale, Brown, Harvard, and RISD spent the day exploring the material properties of light. The workshop was hosted at the Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design and facilitated by Joe Zinter, Ian Gonsher, Beth Altringer, and Neils Cosman.

The compact florescent light bulb was our point of departure. We explored the light it produces in relation to a palette of materials, prototyping quickly, iteratively building upon the insights of others, and critiquing our work as we shifted from conversation to exploration back to conversation. Students documented the process. This is some of what they saw.