Versalume’s Light in Transformative Technologies workshop brought together artists, engineers, and architects for a brilliantly inspiring experience.
Brilliant bursts of inspiration come in all shapes and sizes – whether it’s your typical light bulb or a slim, bendable strand of Corning® Fibrance® Light-Diffusing Fiber lighting the way. But inspiration – and development – doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes collaboration, expertise, and a willingness to step out of the box to find the right answer. A combination Versalume knows quite well.
What started out as a bare, open space with white walls and a few tables, transformed overnight into a spectacular lighting show filled with designs, concepts, and products all featuring one brilliant solution – Corning® Fibrance® Light-Diffusing Fiber. Acting as the star of Versalume’s Light in Transformative Technologies (LiTT) workshop held in New York City, Versalume brought together artists, architects, and technologists for two days of hands-on crafting, creating, and collaborating with Fibrance technology.
“We wanted to bring artists with a creative focus and engineers with a technical focus, put them into teams, and then leave them alone,” said Mario Paniccia, Versalume CEO. “The intent of this workshop is to learn new things about Fibrance.”
With the help of Project61, an interdisciplinary innovation consultancy “dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative use of art, science, technology, and engineering,” the interactive workshop tested the limits of Fibrance technology and expanded its capabilities beyond the tech space. With a focus on discovery, the teams embraced the opportunity to “flex different brain muscles” and view a technology such as Fibrance fibers in a new light.
“During an ideation process, at Project61, we think it’s important to tap into different disciplines,” said Maureen Chung, Project61 co-founder and chief research officer. “For this workshop, we connected Versalume engineers with artists and encouraged them to exercise a part of their brain they don’t usually exercise. That’s when the real ideation happens.”