Students: Rob Kouwenhoven / Willem Horsten

Improvising with light in the outside public realm - IGNEOUS is a system of lamps shaped as short columns with which users can bring ambient lighting to urban spaces. Each user has his/her own token, on this token a color palette is stored with which he or she can create his or her own light plan. The user can then distribute this (and that of others) light plan to other pillars.

Online the light plans can be tracked, as well as where and with whom is contributed to an area. On this profile the user can also change his/her color palette, copy someone else’s or create a new one from scratch.

IGNEOUS is developed to eventually be applied in a variety of contexts with a variety of interactions. The system and community eventually develops itself with the input of external stimuli.