CLUE: One for Light, Light for All

30 Jan 2017

30 January 2017 – Submission deadline

Sponsor: Phillips Lighting University
Type: open, international, one-stage
Eligibility: students and professionals
Fee: none
Languages: French and English

Winning design – 5,000€
2nd Prize – 2,500€
3rd Prize – 1,000€


30 January 2017 – Submission deadline
Jury: TBD
Even as technology keeps advancing, in lighting as in other fields, the world we live in becomes ever more homogenized. The techniques at our disposal (LED lighting, control over intensity or color, preprogrammed lighting schemes, etc…) give us the feeling of a personalized environment, but only within the limits of our own private space. Everyone can live this experience—at home. But when we cross the threshold of our front door, what happens then?
With this in mind, how can we extend the personalization of our private space to our public spaces? One of many examples: it’s now easy to translate, in an instant, any web page into our own language, while others can translate the exact same page into theirs—without affecting anyone else’s reading. How can this personalization of the virtual world be implemented in the physical world, through lighting? Short of having a drone following our every move, how can personalized lighting help us to live side by side, or improve the society in which we must live together? In what ways could individuals control this lighting, and how can we each live our own experience without disrupting others or creating social chaos?  
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