In our daily lives, we are confronted with an ever growing stream of stimuli that fight for our attention. Our brains get little rest and we lose the ability to focus our attention and deeply engage in an experience. Even at Glow the danger of over-stimulation lurks.
But science can help! Attention Restoration Theory (A.R.T), proposed by Stephen and Rachel Kaplan, suggests that specific patterns from nature allow us to relax, escape and recharge for new demanding activities.
We took inspiration from A.R.T. to create a space for calm restoration, rather than additional stimulation. Patterns that emerge from the natural movements of the trees are recorded and translated live into modulations of light and sound. Lose yourself in an unfocused, time-stretched atmosphere and find yourself recovered, recharged and refreshed at the end of the walk.
Photographer Bart van Overbeeke Photography
University of Technology Intelligent Lighting Institute
About the makers:
A.R.T. is created by Indre Kalinauskaite, Joep LeBlanc, Randi Nuij and Studio Philip Ross. A.R.T. is an initiative of the TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute.
About the TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute
The TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) investigates novel intelligent lighting solutions, made possible by the large-scale introduction of LED technology, with a special emphasis on how these new solutions could affect people. The lighting research performed at ILI produces unique know-how and a technological head start for the participating parties within and outside of the university.
Please visit our website to learn more: www.tue.nl/ili