Glowee Bioluminescent Light Shells

A French start-up called Glowee has created an alternative light source that could possibly change the way we illuminate the night. Using bioluminescent bacteria found inside the Hawaiian bobtail squid, the company creates transparent, glowing shells that can be placed virtually anywhere that needs light. According to Glowee, it would reduce damaging environmental effects by introducing more natural and sustainable light—and since it does not …

Interview: Aesthetics and Therapeutics Lab

The collaborative video artist and therapist discuss contemporary dome art, and its ability to serve as a space of wonder, stimulation and healing

by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi The last time CH spoke with video artist Jakob LeBaron Dwight, he remarked on the effects of light entrainment on the brain and the possible restorative value of light in the context of art. Dwight’s body of work has always manipulated light and its movement, but never dealt directly with how the medium serves to heal and promote feelings of well-being …

Cool Hunting Video: SOFTlab for Sonos Studio

Sound visualized through light at the latest interactive installation in LA

SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio, recently took on the challenge of creating a piece to be featured in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. The only instruction for the project was to build an interactive structure that unifies light and sound. Custom designed from the bottom up, SOFTlab created an exceptional interactive installation that lets users and musicians participate in an active aural and …

Lucite Sculptures by Phillip Low

Sculptural wonderment wrangling light across the color spectrum

Artist Phillip Low returns to the market with four one-of-a-kind pieces. Hand-crafted from the high-grade acrylic medium Lucite, these geometric shapes manipulate their environment and dazzle with colorful light dexterity. The new 2013 pieces—called Purple Orange Clear Sculpture, Green Clear Pink Sculpture, Green Black Clear Sculpture and Blue Sculpture—reference Low’s previous acrylic explorations while bringing further dimension amid stylistic variation to his work to date. …

The Guggenheim App

The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum launches a mobile app to coincide with the opening of artist James Turrell's solo exhibition

Replacing the embarrassingly bulky recorder and headset once required for an audio tour, the Guggenheim’s new mobile app comes flush with insightful information, images and video to enhance past and present art exhibitions held in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum. While the Guggenheim isn’t the first to use the mobile platform—the MoMA introduced their own app in May of 2012, for example—the launch comes …