- 8 February 2018//6:22 pm//Student Center Hospitality Desk–looking into the hallway.
- There is a led scrolling light sign on the exterior of the card services office. It alternates between red text and green text, but is most often red. It is bright enough that it throws a considerable amount of light onto the other hallway wall. It is a non specific shape that is on the ceiling and opposite wall of which the intensity lessens from the center out. The intensity also undulates as the words stream across the sign in different lengths altering the number of lights used/illuminating the opposite wall.
- This light feels discouraging. It reminds me of a post on a moody aesthetic blog where there is only a chair in a white room with dramatic colored lighting. The other situation I could liken it to is that of an empty bar…a neon light illuminating an empty space on a slow night. Its kind of harrowing really. The red is such a contrast to the white wall and it is hard not to notice it…it gives off a vibe of “I’ll just be over here…waiting…if anyone cares?” I would love to use this lighting on a lyrical modern dance piece that is lonely bar, this association with this light really has my imagination going.
- January 31st, 2018/Student Center Dinning Hall
- The artificial lighting from the dinning hall made a harsh yellow tone inside. Just outside the dinning hall is skylights that let the sun shine straight through into the student center creating natural light. Both the lighting mixed at the opening to the dinning hall creating a bright green.
- The two colors with very contrasting tones were the first thing to catch my eye. The sun shined at such an angle that it made the student center feel alive and new, while the dinning hall felt like it was in it’s own timezone completely. The green in the middle of it all made me think of a twilight, a space where both the clashing tones could find a middle-ground.
4/3/2017 8:00 PM Student center, kitchen area
There was smoke coming from Grill’d that I was able to see because it was right below a light. The light was a single bulb that gives off fluorescent light and it lit the smoke about a foot down from the ceiling.
The swirling cloud existed in one place. Though it moved constantly as if it were bursting with activity, it could only live in the light from the cold sun above its head. Without the radiation from above, the cloud would never be seen. It was as if it were feeding on the sun and each particle in the cloud was fighting for its fill.
- Student Center back dining room, 3/9/17 in the evening
- I was eating lunch with a bunch of my friends and there was a strip of sunlight on my friend’s face.
- After having a really rough day on Thursday, this one ray of sunlight on my friend seemed like the light at the end of a tunnel. It was really relaxing and overall just made me feel a lot better about the type of day I was having.
Friday, March 11th 2016, 1:30am, Student Center
Objective: The mixture of cool fluorescent light on the walls and in some of the ceiling light fixtures, mixed with the few miscellaneous warm lights give the space an unharmonious feeling.
Subjective: The lighting in the student center is always a little bit off, but this especially shows in the darkest times of night. There is a mixture between very warm and very cool lighting fixtures, making the space feel off balance.
1) 2/19/14 4:40 Walking back from the Student Center to the Netherlands.
2) The sunlights reflection off of the sidewalk.
3) As I left the student center to go back to the Netherlands, I was immediately blinded by the setting sun over the roof of the core. I couldn’t continue to look at it so I was forced to look down. It had just rained and the sunlight was reflecting off of the sidewalk like a white “red carpet” spanning from the shadow of the netherlands core, all the way to the student center. I found it very interesting that the rays of light created this one pathway along the sidewalk but no where else.
1) Feb. 12, 2012. 2:37 pm. Student Center
2) Sunlight shining thru the upper windows of the back area
3) It was a mostly cloudy day that Tuesday. I was sitting in the Student Center with a few friends eating lunch. Then the sun peeked out through the clouds and shone onto our faces. I immediately said “lighting moment” and everyone agreed. It was an indescribable sight for the sun to peer through the gray clouds, even for a moment, and brighten up my day.