One example of a Mathematician, Jim Campbell, that make art with light:
Now his work is in Madrid at Espacio Fundacion Telefonica.
2015-03-30 10:53 GMT+02:00 Guillermo Muñoz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Hello Yasminers,
> Yes, this discussion could be is too broad. May be is difficult to
> surround a topic which seems that is around everything. However, as Roger
> said, "light is my business". In fact, light is our business, as art,
> science, ecology, technology, ..., cover many aspects of light. Light plays
> an importante role in my work. I work with semiconductor single quantum
> dots, which offen are called artificial atoms. But i use light in order to
> "extract" information from them (spectroscopy). In fact, the most exciting
> topic that i cover is to analyzed this light in the "particle" picture. So,
> photons. Aroun this topic, may be we can cover many aspects. For example:
> 1) History of light. There are many and different steps to understand
> light as we understand nowadays. For example, light was considereded as
> traveling with infinity velocity. Which is the same that is light is
> present in all places. In midle ages there were very interesting researchs
> that shows for the first time that light travel with a finite velocity.
> Light velocity became possible to be measured. Afterwards, in one of the
> highest scientific discoveries, light was understood as a propagating
> electromagnetic wave (with the principal efforts from Faraday and Maxwell
> in the XIX century). This was an interesting fundamental physics
> unification (eletricity, magnetism and light). So, light was just an
> special case of the electromagnetic radiation. Not to much later, new
> technologies emerge, like radio communication (radio waves are longer
> wavelenght light, which human eye can not detect). But, this is not the end
> of the history, of course. At the begining of the XX century, Einstein make
> another importante change for the idea of light. Light has a constant
> velocity, independent of the observer. This was just an opposite conclusion
> from the beggining (light has infinite velocity). So, light is deeply
> correlated with the idea of space and time. But, far from the end, Einstein
> put another important suggestion: light could be interpreted as kind of
> "particles", photons. So, as matter was suggested to be quantized, the
> electromagnetic field could be quantized as well. This idea opens the field
> of quantum optics, which in my feelings is one of the most beautiful and
> surprisings science fields.
> 2) All these fundamental research, for sure, was translated in many
> devices and technologies. I mention radio communication, but today wireless
> or bluetooth technologies, or GPS, are most of the same radio
> technologies. But the industrial explosion is not only these. Early in the
> XX century it was patented the Light Emitting Diode (LED), by a russian
> researcher. In the 60´s it was invented LASER, which comes from a previous
> technology called MASER. Fiber optics is a technology to manage light, and
> nowadays many information technologies carrie the information through light
> by fiber optics. Following the quantum optics recent advances, today we can
> dream with quantum computers, quantum cryptography, or quantum
> teleportation, which can be designed with special sources of light
> "entangled photons".
> 3) But these light technology, for sure is designed to be incorpored in
> our society. Nowadays LED is a technology that becomes available and is
> used in industries, arquitectures, ..., at the same time the twin brother
> of LED, Solar Cells, gives us the opportunity to think about in a kind of
> green energy (which must be defined if it is so green or not). Fiber optics
> are designed to be sensors (chemical, tensions, temperature, humidity,
> movement, ...), which use the propagation of light to sensing. At the same
> time, fiber optics was proposed to create new ways of solar ilumination
> inside houses, which only needs the energy from sun. Light is used to
> develope new medical solutions, as light pointers for tumors (some examples
> with my leved quantum dots, or metalic nanoparticles).
> 4) It is evident that light has an strog impact on art. Light becomes
> visualization, represenation, color, images and imaging..., even all of
> these culd be understand as a mental painting. So light is inside our
> brains, as intense as outside or body. Light may be is imagination, and
> metaphores. One of the most cited metaphores is the light of knowledge, or
> the light from god. May be, as Roger pointed, when speak about light, in
> fact we are speaking about darkness at the same time (absence of light). To
> see, is to understand?, for sure, light is languaje at the same time, and
> there are many controverse related to these metaphores of seeing,
> knowledge, ilustration, ...
> Let´s see if we van develope an interesting discussion.
> All the best,
> 2015-03-29 21:36 GMT+02:00 roger malina <email@example.com>:
>> Guillermo Munoz and I thought we would do a different kind of YASMIN
>> discussion impulsed
>> by this year's "International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
>> that the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN)
>> on December 20, 2013, proclaiming 2015 as "International Year of Light
>> and Light-based Technologies" (IYL 2015).
>> This theme is also the theme of The 2nd Art, Science, City
>> International Conference 201 in Valencia this coming October
>> which will bring the art, science and technology community together
>> around problematics of the build urban environment.
>> The deadline for abstracts is April 6 !!
>> We will also be holding a YASMIN meeting during the conference
>> organised by Guillermo Munoz
>> We look forward to your contributions to the YASMIN discussion
>> beginning next week on the
>> YASMIN discussion list
>> Roger Malina and Guillermo Munoz
>> The 2nd Art, Science, City International Conference 2015 aims to
>> promote interdisciplinary research on techno-scientific culture in
>> contemporary societies and its impact on the ways of life, paying
>> special attention to the impact of imaging technologies in urban
>> The conference is organized by the Master of Visual Arts and
>> Multimedia of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the
>> University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (EHU)
>> to encourage and develop research projects that contribute to bridge
>> the gap between academia, professional practice and citizens, and also
>> between science and humanities.
>> This second edition of the conference offers an interdisciplinary
>> forum to discuss the most relevant experiences around the relationship
>> of art + science + city, placing light as the transversal structure.
>> Light understood from the complexity of its dual nature
>> (wave-particle) both in technological applications and theoretical
>> discourse; recognising light-based technologies and innovations that
>> are transforming communications, energy resources, new methods of
>> medical diagnosis and treatments, and their influence on our culture
>> and ways of visualization. That is why we propose as a general topic:
>> Light, more light ! = Visuality :: Energy :: Connectivity
>> The choice of the conference theme comes from the resolution of the
>> 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN)
>> adopted on December 20, 2013, proclaiming 2015 as "International Year
>> of Light and Light-based Technologies" (IYL 2015). Taking these themes
>> as reference, the congress will be structured around four thematic
>> panels, and the Creative Room, that will host the speakers'
>> Panel 1: Light [+] Visuality
>> Panel 2: Light [+] Energy
>> Panel 3: Light [+] Connectivity
>> Panel 4: Light [+] Light/Light + Darkness
>> Creative Room: Spectrum:: Light/Art [+] Science [+] City
>> Light [+] Innovation :: Technology Demonstrations; Information Boards
>> Light [+] Innovation aims at providing all ASC Conference participants
>> with the opportunity to meet companies and research organizations
>> which are actively developing light-based technologies. It will be a
>> space for technology demonstrations and information boards which will
>> encourage and facilitate the meeting of universities, business, local
>> associations and institutions.
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