Thursday 25 September 2014

The digitalisation of light – Licht Plus in Berlin

The theme of the Licht Plus’ event on the 25th Sep­tem­ber was The dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of light”. For many, apps on smart­phones and tablets have become an indis­pens­able part of both pro­fes­sional life and free-time activ­i­ties. In the area of light­ing too, numer­ous elec­tronic aids are avail­able that pro­vide extra con­ve­nience while at the same time saving users energy and costs. Unfor­tu­nately how­ever, users often fail to take advan­tage of them. In their speeches, the guest speak­ers dealt with, among other things, the rea­sons behind the so far some­what restrained recep­tion with respect to the dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of light and also focused on the out­looks for dig­i­tal con­trol. Dr. Thomas Knoop talked about Net­worked Light – A Tech­nol­ogy in Search of an Appli­ca­tion” while the light plan­ner Hauke Giesecke demon­strated the oppor­tu­ni­ties and risks of prac­tice-ori­ented light con­trol. As an expert in Inter­ac­tion Design, Prof. Stefan Wölwer looked at the issue of the design of net­works. Fol­low­ing the speeches, there was a chance for the around 130 guests to exchange their ideas and thoughts on the event.

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