Breaking the Surface – Kinetic Architectural Awesomesauce

ctrl+N, Scandinavian Design Group, Kontur, Abida, and Intek, and Lundin Norway all got together and made this amazing kinetic, interactive being called Breaking the Surface, or otherwise known as the booth design for Lundin Norway’s ONS 2014 conference presence.  Lundin Norway does oil and gas exploration, so of course they would have the tons of bread that goes into making something this amazing!  Wouldn’t it be amazing if we ALL had this kind of design budget?  Holy crap!

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Project Leader:
Scandinavian Design Group

Interior Architect:
ctrl+N

Architect:
Kontur

Robotic and Programming Engineer:

Abida

Installation and Fabrication Engineer:

Intek

Client:

Lundin Norway

Breaking the Surface – Lundin visit at Raufoss from SDG Oslo on Vimeo.

Breaking the Surface – filmed by Bjorn Gunnar Staal from Ctrl+N on Vimeo.

Come See the Cutest Halloween Costume of All Eternity

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Glowy Zoey.  She and her daddy made the most adorable LED Halloween costume of all time.

No, seriously, it’s way cuter than your kid’s Despicable Me costume.  Watch:

Now Zoey and her daddy are in the LED costume business!  They’re sold out for this Halloween, though…  You need to go check out the website, Glowy Zoey, and then make sure to tell them JimOnLight sent you!

Here’s the original video that went thermonuclear:

InfoComm 2014 – The JimOnLight Tour!

I just combed through photos from the last six months, and I found a ton of photos from InfoComm 2014 as I walked the floor.  Check these out, we had a lot of fun at that show!  Well, except for the heat exhaustion/upper GI thing during that trip, but I guess that’s just the way she goes, as Ray would say.

Check out the virtual JimOnLight InfoComm 2014 photo tour below!
Click on any individual photo below to get the full-size David Fox badass lightbox!

JOL Sunday Flickr

Another week, another task list, another group of things to get done before NEXT week!  We’re all in the same boat in the Lighting Industry right now as we all prepare for the Prom of the industry, LDI 2014.  Who’s going, who’s not going, and who is going that has never been?

Check out some photos from the very awesome and never disappointing JimOnLight.com Flickr Group Photo Pool!

My CHAUVET DJ Colleagues Made an AWESOME Halloween Video!

This is too cool not to share.  My colleagues working for the Chauvet DJ brand have created an awe-some-sauce video for Halloween, and for all of your scarytime enjoyment.  Check this stuff out, it’s pretty awesome!!

Geoff Short, the star of Thursday Vids and the Gig Lab series, directed the piece, and also created a Gig Lab to go along with the video for those of you interested in how they made the whole thing work!

Good work, guys!!!  Congrats to Geoff, Todd Murray, and Carlos Cardenas, three extremely creative mophos.

We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day

Sometimes it’s best to let the content do the talking.

Have you been a hero to our industry lately?  Like the Behind the Scenes Facebook page, support our hurt and fallen brethren of entertainment.

Rube Goldberg Machine of Light

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Dear Japanese marketing company who invented this video, that advertises a high-speed internet company called au Hikari:
I love you all so very much.

Sincerely,
JimOnLight

This whole video starts from one single beam of light — every piece of the Rube Goldberg machine is powered either in part or en toto by that one beam.

Thanks, Colossal!

Simpsons Locales, Painted in Night, with A Dash of Creepy

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You have to give it up to Tim Doyle.  Tim paints all kinds of awesome nerdy stuff that people like us all enjoy.  Something he painted back in 2012 is still getting lots of play, and it holds special real estate in my heart because A) well, it’s light stuff and B) because Simpsons.

Check these out, they’re mind blowing, especially if you grew up watching that 5pm Simpsons rerun daily, religiously.  Mr. Doyle also has an amazing gallery…  and if you’re looking for more of these Simpons night-time nightmare fuel tablets, look for UnReal Estate, Parts 1-3.

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The Daily Lamp – Dude Has His Leg Amputated, Turns It Into A Lamp

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This might be the best thing ever, and most definitely the best Daily Lamp I would have ever posted…  but there is a man in the Netherlands who had an accident a few years ago, got a bacterial infection, and then unfortunately had a tough choice to make due to a loss of bone…  amputation of the leg.

I can’t help but honor the man’s sense of lumen-ary dedication — the man, Leo Bonten, who needed to cop some bills money, decided to turn that leg into a “classy” lamp.  I mean, he’s asking a hundred thousand euros for it.  So, that being said, let’s look at that eBay listing!  It’s got a very catchy title, “Lamp, made out of my amputated leg.”  It kind of just falls of the tongue, doesn’t it?

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…and of course, the tweet!

Bonten had to do some negotiating with the hospital to get the leg, because, well, they usually don’t let you have your amputated leg. It’s a shame because it’s his leg and all, and I would hate to have that conversation myself.  “What do you mean I can’t have my f*cking leg?!  It’s MY F*CKING LEG!

By all means, please watch the quick video on this piece of light leg art:

eBay didn’t really find the listing too appropriate, and has since killed it deader than Amy Winehouse’s next solo album.  As you would expect, like having the warnings on the toaster about not using in the bathtub, eBay has a rule against people’s dead appendages in auctions on their site:

We don’t allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on eBay, with two exceptions. Sellers can list items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use.

But nevertheless, if anyone wants it, and has that 100,000 euro that Bonten’s asking for his amputated leg lamp, drop me a line and I’ll see if I can hook that up.  I don’t even need any fees, I’ll do it for free.

I had to find out what was up with the odd lamp on the top of the formaldehyde-leg-vessel-thing.  It looked very similar to something called the Cola Lamp from lighting designer Willem Schaperkotter.  Like so:

Alright, it’s the same minus the Coke can and all, this is the guy’s leg for feck’s sake.  Here’s some photos of Leo, the leg lamp, and some other leg lamp related Leo photos, because details:

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JOL Sunday Flickr #26

Another weekend has come and gone…  now we need inspiration for the upcoming week.  Check out some top images from the JimOnLight Flickr Group Photo Pool.  This is an amazing collection of photon magicians, totally worth a look.

Check it out here.