Cosmetic Light

Designing new lighting through scattering.

Cosmetic Light

Spring 2018, Art Project
  • Design
  • Fabrication
  • CAD (Rhino)
  • Math Modeling
  • Optics

From skin to light: an artistic dialog between cosmetics, lasers, and lighting between the human and micro scale.

Cosmetics essentially diffract and scatter light in a way that makes the wearer appear different to the naked eye. In this project we proposed an illumination grammar between cosmetic projects and coherent light lasers.

This was done for a class at the MIT Media Lab and later inspired future research into architectural scale lighting with cosmetics and visual light lasers.