NEoN Digital Arts Archive

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100,000 LUX

In the first-ever collaboration between NEoN Digital Arts Festival and Dundee Science Festival a unique blend of digital arts and solar physics will come together in the form of 100,000 Lux. The 100,000 Lux project has been created by some of the city’s most highly respected computer programming and sound design students, alongside solar physics scientists from both Abertay and Dundee universities. The team have combined their skills to create unique and stunning visual art and audio display based on the science of the solar system.

100,000 Lux is a fusion of science, visual art, and sound design which will transform the exterior of the University of Abertay’s Centre for Excellence building into a mesmerising display of LED lights and generative audio. The light and sound spectacular are created by data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

This data has been used by programmers Erin Michno and Ian Reynolds to create the visual display, along with lecturers David Mactaggart and Antonia Wilmot-Smith from Dundee University who have assisted with concept development and scientific accuracy. The project has also benefited from the expertise of Clare Brennan, Curator at Abertays’ Hannah Maclure Centre and Exhibitions Assistant Raz Ullah, currently studying a master's degree in sound design. Raz has created the dynamic audio piece to accompany the visuals spectacular, helping to bring the 100,000 Lux display to life.

Event information
Title: 100,000 Lux
Venue: University of Abertay, Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games
Where: Bell Street
When: Wednesday 7th November
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm