Influx Glow 2016

When a light is turned on, the light itself starts to move and pushes away the darkness by flowing into every nook and cranny. During this process, the light doesn’t move freely but is influenced by the surfaces and edges of the area. Such an influence could never be possible without visual perception. Whenever a large group of people starts moving, you can also speak of a flow. Such crowd flows are also influenced by the physical surroundings, among which: light. At the Markthal, the Intelligent Lighting Institute of the University of Technology researches the influence of light on the behaviour of human beings. The Markthal is a Living Lab, not the traditionally hidden laboratory in the dark corners of the academy, but a lab in the real, living- and working environment of people.
During GLOW 2016, the Markthal was all about the flow of people and the flow of light. The dynamic light patterns at the Markthal were designed for a research on how light affects the crowd flows. The results of the research which had neared half a million participants will be publicised soon.
Influx is an initiative of the TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute. The project is realised by: Sam van Gaal, Bert Maas, Bastiaan van Hout, Jasper Meeusen, Daan Meister, David van Gelder de Neufville, Joep LeBlanc en Tom van Rooij supervised by Antal Haans, Alessandro Corbetta, Federico Toschi en Studio Philip Ross.