Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation titled “Specifying a Bright Future: Decarbonizing and Detoxifying Lighting Systems” at the IALD Enlighten 2022 conference in Palm Springs. I heard wonderful, positive feedback about the presentation! Below is the PDF of the … Continue reading IALD enlighten 2022 – specifying a bright future
Here’s a fascinating video from Lux Machina Consulting that gives a detailed behind-the-scenes look at setting up virtual production studios, such as the production process behind The Mandalorian. And I screen cap’d this great series showing the sequencing of one … Continue reading lux machina – virtual production
Over the years, there have been many interesting ideas about the use of smart textiles/etextiles for architectural applications. But despite the artistic and technical potential, none have really gone anywhere commercially. Regardless, here is an interesting R+D experiment from Google … Continue reading google jacquard
Wow. What once were the most fanciful sci-fi concepts of integrating digital content into our personal consciousness – almost without any physical “hardware” as we would traditional see it – is actually not that far away. California-based startup Mojo is … Continue reading mojo AR contact lens
In continuing my experiments with Midjourney AI, for fun I tested entering the tagline of Lucept: “the future of architectural lighting” Much of the magic behind this system is the sample set it was trained on. But still, the poetry … Continue reading more AI image generation: the future of architectural lighting?
Check out this fantastic video from EventElevator detailing all the lighting, audio and video gear setup for Eurovision 2022, held in Turin, Italy. It is always fascinating to check out the latest and greatest in theatrical lighting technologies. Just mind … Continue reading eurovision 2022 behind the scenes
There is a huge backlash against software companies’ collection and use of personal data – and rightfully so. What Google, Facebook, et. al have done to seize and abuse the data of our lives is shameful. However, it is important … Continue reading phases of anonymity
I was just granted access to Midjourney’s beta invite and ran a handful of quick tests to see how AI-based image generation will affect architectural lighting and experiential design. My first impression: WOW! The raw power for ideation and early … Continue reading imagination on demand: my 1st experiments in AI image generation
A critical aspect of innovation management is the formation of new teams. Check out this excellent piece from MIT’s Human Resources group summarizing Bruce Tuckman’s framework of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Copied in below for posterity:: Using the Stages … Continue reading the stages of team development
I love this simple framework attributed to DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist during the Obama Administration: This hits the fundamentals of lean and agile. Of course, the important thing to remember about innovation management is that this needs to … Continue reading innovation framework
I’m thrilled to share my presentation from this year’s Smart Building Conference in Barcelona. Let’s explore how the fusion of physical/digital is rapidly transforming retail, hospitality and many other applications! Check out the YouTube video below, and if you like … Continue reading every surface a screen: the video!
Will lighting designers be replaced by AI? Is that a scandalous enough proposition to start this post with? Automation via machine learning is a scary topic to many, with the belief that route, repetitive jobs are at risk of machine … Continue reading midjourney AI
Lumus is an Israel-based startup developing waveguide lenses for projection glasses in augmented reality applications. I found this interesting post and video by Robert Scoble with the marketing and product heads from Lumus on the technical challenges and design of … Continue reading lumus AR glasses
A recurring challenge in innovation process management is interfacing with stakeholders who have various levels of risk aversion and either a generative (creative) mindset or an analytical (deductive) mindset. This is sometimes dumbed-down to a binary of “creatives” vs “bean … Continue reading the innovation attitude matrix
A interesting conceptual design project called Little Signals from London-based industrial design firm Map Project Office and sponsored by Google: Little Signals explores new patterns for technology in our daily lives. The six objects in this design study make use … Continue reading little signals
Huge thanks to Nic Paton, editor of the Lighting Journal from the Institution of Lighting Professionals for including a piece I wrote urging lighting specifiers to rethink what “sustainability” in architectural lighting really means. Check out “Cleaning Up Our Act” in … Continue reading cleaning up our act
The Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise sci-fi blockbuster Minority Report is turning 20 years old. It is amazing how it portrayed the future – umm, I mean the present – with such a high degree of accuracy. The proliferation of digital screens … Continue reading minority report turns 20: the future of layered realities
I last posted in 2017 about Skullmapping and their Le Petit Chef projection mapping dining experience. I just came across this nicely produced video showing a recent iteration of the experience on Celebrity Cruises: This creative use of digital projection … Continue reading le petit chef and friends
Come join me May 9th in Barcelona as I present “Every Surface a Screen: Now What?” at the Smart Building Conference at Integrated Systems Europe. Here’s my abstract: How will digital interaction disrupt centuries-old concepts of architectural design? There is … Continue reading every surface a screen: now what?
Many professionals working on B2B innovation projects lump together a broad range of the promotional activities necessary to launch their innovation under the generic concept of “MARKETING” – which creates tremendous confusion when trying to properly derisk and scope the … Continue reading innovation management: marketing vs product marketing vs sales communications