DUBAI. Fagerhult in association with APID has held an event at the city’s trendiest places, Intersect by Lexus. This unique event brought together architects, interior designers and lighting industry professionals to discuss the phenomena of light. Conversation was kindled by Henrik Clausen, the Director of Fagerhult Lighting Academy. Henrik spoke of the human aspect of light. “Light makes us recognise each other as living beings,” Clausen said. His talk called for deeper understanding of the effect of light in any environment on personal wellbeing. This visionary approach supported by the academic research in Denmark results in adoption of new standards by manufacturing and consulting community and novel methods of controlling light.
“Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul,” said Wassily Kandinski, famous Russian abstractionist artist. The video above is an illustration to this, or is it?
Dr Jack Gallant from University of California, Berkeley, has created a library of images generated in peoples brain during watching hours of random footage in his lab. Guinea cinefiles were put into magnets of MRI scanners, and activity inside their head was meticulously recorded. Geeks will like it: the lab experts coded a so called movie-to-brain mathematical model predicting brain activity evoked by novel visual imaging.
… and I thought I was the one having trouble recognising people’s faces.