Monday, November 12, 2018

Spyscape Museum: Classified Lighting Secrets Exposed!

Your mission should you choose to accept it: a night at New York's Spyscape Museum! Special Agent Steven Espinoza from Lighting Workshop will be on hand to unearth secrets behind the lighting design at this state of the art global destination for all things espionage. We will hear about conspiracies regarding the sophisticated control system, and presumed myths about dynamic custom lighting installations. As part of the DLF special agent task force we will enjoy pre-museum martinis nearby, before embarking on a 2 hour access (almost) all areas tour of the museum.

Space is limited and open to members first!

DLFNY thanks our event sponsors: Dulanski Group, Enterprise Lighting Sales, iGuzzini and USA Illumination



Date Monday, November 12, 2018

Steven Espinoza, Principal, Lighting Workshop


Meet and Refreshments: 5:30pm at Three Monkeys Bar
Museum Tour and Talk: 7:00pm


Three Monkeys Bar, 236 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019
The group will walk to Spyscape Museum together at 7pm


Space is limited and open to members first. Please let DLFNY know if you can no longer make the event so we can notify those on the waitlist.

DLFNY members: $20
Non-members: $40, or $20 with a new $50 membership

Note that the event fee includes admission to the museum, normally $39.

Space is limited. Register here. Registration deadline: Friday, November 9.

Save the Dates

Thursday, December 6

The DLFNY Annual Holiday party

Details to follow


Thursday, December 13

The DLFNY, NKBA, IFDA and IDS Annual Winter Social "Starry Nights, City Lights."

Details to follow


Events of Interest

Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments presents

"Light for Ambient Communication"
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Starr Foundation Room (University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street, lower level)

Ambient communication is a hybrid form of spatial interaction that is simultaneously digital and physical, made possible with light, technology and concepts rooted in human biology. By introducing meaningful digital feeds to our built environments through ambient communication, we can enhance and extend our conscious and subconscious awareness of what is going on around us. This talk introduces ambient communication and the process of how this proprietary technology was incubated by a lighting design studio and spun into a new technology start-up.

Presenter: Tapio Rosenius, Director of Lighting Design Collective (Madrid, Spain) is the CEO of Skandal Technologies, a new technology start-up developing Ambient Communication systems for built environment and the founder of the Lighting Design Collective a thought-leading international lighting design practice with studios in Madrid, Helsinki and London.

Host: Glenn Shrum, Program Director, MFA Lighting Design

The event is free and open to the public. Register here.


DLFNY Announcements

The DLFNY is proud to support Phoscope's Recreo De Noche (RDN) pilot project with a $10,000 grant.

Days are short at the tropics, and PhoScope is launching “Recreo de Noche” in Puerto Rico to rapidly deploy solar lighting in community playgrounds for use after sunset. This initiative will serve the immediate recreational and social needs of many Puerto Ricans who are deprived of electrical power and until longer-term utility and infrastructure projects are developed and implemented.

“Recreo de Noche” is a replicable model for the procurement of a set of solar lighting products to community groups who will distribute and install them in collaboration with teams of volunteers. These will assist the process with public discussions and participatory workshops on light and lighting.

PhoScope partnered with Lighting in Action (LIA) and Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to implement a pilot project in San Juan with the Corporation del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña (ENLACE) and the local communities in the fall of 2018. The model will then be replicated throughout Puerto Rico.

You can find more information here.

The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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