Posts Tagged ‘Lowe’

Lighting Observation #3

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: Feb 16th, 9:55 pm, door window in Lowe 106

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Two lights outside seen through window

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: Two lights shining outside the door. Only a shred of light is peaking through the window. It seems to get smaller and smaller the longer I stare. The brilliance of their glow out shines the rest of the lights inside of the room. They have stolen the show.

light observation

January 31st, 1 pm, the quad in front of Emily Lowe

The weather is overcast and snowing, everything is grey and cold. There is a break in the clouds just above Adam’s. The light only hits the far side of the Quad.

It had started snowing again, the snow was unwelcome and cold. I was walking back to Lowe on an overcast afternoon. The quad was empty and there was not snow in the middle, where the geese huddle in the winter. A shaft of light slipped through the clouds just above Adam’s illuminating the trees on the far side of the Quad. The snow was going in two different directions, counteracting each other and stopping time. It was one moment frozen in time, then the clouds moved and other people appeared. It had all been so quiet, I walked away thinking maybe the snow wasn’t so bad after all.

Lighting Observation 8

Date: 3/17/2016 Time: 10:45 p.m. Location: Lowe stairwell

Objective Description: The light in the stairwell itself has gone out. It is also dark outside so there is no light from the window coming in. The only light coming illuminating the stairwell is coming from the top and bottom halls.

Subjective Description: This lighting moment was kind of creepy. The fact that the building which is normally bright and bursting with loud and lively people was now dark and quiet really made it feel more out of place than a regular dark stairwell would have. Also the lighting not being fully dark was almost worse because that in-between, dimly lit effect makes everything feel just slightly off and uncomfortably creepy instead of just being flat out terrifying.

Lighting Ob #8

  1. 3/16/2016, 2:29pm, Quad outside of Lowe
  2. Objective: The only light given out here is natural sunlight coming from directly above Emily Low hall.
  3. Subjective: The light gives the ultimate feeling of summer. The sun is shining very brightly yet there are shadows being cast by the bare trees that create a contrast in the light. Overall, the feel is extremely calming and serene.

Lighting Ob #6

  1. 3/2/2016, 10:39pm, Lowe 106
  2. Objective: Florescent lights used in all of the buildings are turned on. Street lamps shine in from the windows.
  3. Subjective: The light in the room feels drab and uninteresting. I feel like this is due to our common association with florescent lighting. It reminds us of classrooms and office buildings which not many people like. But the light from outside is much nicer. It has a small film around it that brings a peacefulness with the nighttime.

Lighting Observation 2

Date: 2/04/2016 Time: 9:40 p.m. Location: Outside of Lowe/Bits

Objective Description: It’s dark out and the only the light is coming from the street lamps around campus. There is also some glow coming from classrooms and offices in Lowe and Memorial. The few people that are out around this area of campus are mostly silhouetted and hard to make out.

Subjective Description: Many people feel scared or anxious in the dark. I usually feel that way a bit as well, except for tonight which is why this lighting moment caught my attention. The gentle glow of the street lights accompanied with the light from a few random offices was actually a wonderful moment. The lamps were not bright and harsh so the light coming from them was warm and comforting. It was very peaceful out and the darkness, with the accompaniment of the lamps, was beautiful instead of frightening. The silhouetted people and dark buildings made everything feel abstract and almost dream like.

Light Observation 4

1) Feb 12, ~2:20 PM; Lowe 106

2) Light coming through window blinds

3) Before our movement class, a few friends and I were running around and warming up in the space. It was very cold, but we knew that we would be warm soon after we began our class so we chose not to turn on the heat. The light that was laying diagonally on the studio floor was warmer than the rest of the floor, so I chose to stand there to warm up my toes. I looked down at my foot and the lines that were created from the light that missed the blinds were rounded up on my foot. It felt jarring and almost gross to look at my foot this way– to see the curves and skeleton of my foot. It was jarring because the light moved along my foot but I did not feel anything– like a ghost sensation. I felt the need to move my feet so that the lighting could lay flat on the ground, but I also felt intrigued by the sort of character I had created with the shape of my foot.

Lighting Moment

1)2/28/14 1:15 AM Outside Emily Lowe

2) Two custodians stand around the corner of Emily Lowe near the parking lot.

3) Though leaving Lowe late at night is not a new experience for me, I rarely encounter other people. I was startled to see two large men standing just behind the corner of Emily Lowe. Their features were obscured in shadow and most of their bodies reduced to hulking masses. The streetlight in the distance lit them from behind, amber light against blackness. Their cigarettes glowed briefly, illuminating their faces only briefly.

Lighting Moment #3

1. 2/12/14, 12pm, Outside Emily Lowe

2. Stepping outside from interior lighting into broad daylight

3.  Having been inside for the better part of four hours, my eyes were well adjusted to the fluorescent lighting of Emily Lowe’s all too familiar hallways and classrooms. However, I was unprepared for the blinding light that was waiting for me outside. I stepped into the blustery air, and was met by brilliant sunlight filling every corner of my vision, reflecting off of the snow and awakening my eyes to the world around me.

Light Observation 10

1) 4/8/13 11:30 A.M. Outside Emily Lowe

2) The bright sun on the first nice spring day.

3) For the first time since my time being here I saw people on the quad outside Lowe. There were people everywhere. For the first time I didn’t feel like the campus was full of individual students. Instead it was a group of kids together in a single community. We were all celebrating the glorius spring sun after a cold and windy past few weeks. My friends were doing acrobatics, laughing talking, just spending time together, and I loved every second of it, all because of the sun we hadn’t seen in a while.