Light Science Design

Light Science Design ? The framework

The physicist doesn’t consider light as the designer. He sees it as a set of rays governed by geometric laws, or as electromagnetic waves traveling at the speed of light, or even as an ensemble of individual quantum photons, both particles and waves.In Light-Science-Design, we proposed to design students to get inspired by these scientific visions of light and transpose them into their world.Three types of projects have emerged; some with an educational purpose, some creating hybrid objects in between design and pedagogy, and some being kinds of setups witnessing the creative process of the designer himself.

This project was developed in collaboration between the students of the workshop « Design and Research » of François Azamboug at the school of design ENSCI-Les Ateliers, and the physicist Julien Bobroff (Physics Autrement, LPS, University Paris -South). He was supported by the LABEX PALM, the Institut de Physique of the CNRS and Université Paris Sud.

It also benefited from the support of the Chair « La Physique Autrement » led by Fondation Paris-Sud and sponsored by Air Liquide.