When a light is turned on, the light itself starts to move and pushes away the darkness by flowing into every nook and cranny. During this process, the light doesn’t move freely but is influenced by the surfaces and edges of the area. Such an influence could never be possible without visual perception. Whenever a large group of people starts moving, you can also speak of a flow. Such crowd flows are also influenced by the physical surroundings, among which: light.
At the Markthal, the Intelligent Lighting Institute of the University of Technology researches the influence of light on the behaviour of human beings. The Markthal is a Living Lab, not the traditionally hidden laboratory in the dark corners of the academy, but a lab in the real, living- and working environment of people.
During GLOW, the Markthal will be all about the flow of people and the flow of light. Enjoy the dynamic light patterns at the Markthal and discover how light affects the crowd flows.
Photographer Bart van Overbeeke
Intelligent Lighting Institute - University of Technology + students
Influx is an initiative of the Intelligent Lighting Institute of the University of Technology, created by the students Sam van Gaal, Bastiaan van Hout, Bert Maas, Jasper Meeusen, Daan Meister and Tom van Rooij, under the supervision of Antal Haans, Alessandro Corbetta and Philip Ross.
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