Julia Claxton

GeneSys – Winter Semester 2015/16

Professor Kloeckner & Professor Raffler

 

I am a British exchange student coming from a prominently film background, this has been particularly interesting as it addresses the idea of current and future problems and the inventions of new design and new science.

 

Bringing SIFI into the real world!

 

There is a large problem we have made for ourselves.

You are part of it, it is all around you.

You probably don’t even realise it.

 

Ever been so tired yet unable to sleep?

 

Did you just spend some time staring at a screen before bed?

 

Yes the blue light your computer, TV or phone is projecting over you is suppressing your melatonin preventing you from sleeping.

 

We must look back to the most important and reliable source of light on earth, the sun!

 

We have evolved to be controlled and in tune with it’s changes and rhythms. It helps us produce Vitamin D3 and serotonin both key to the immune system, mood and general wellbeing!

 

We should be integrating this way of using light into the most prominent source of lighting in our work environment, the computer screen and other artificial lighting.

 

Yes that’s right, the thing you are staring at now is what we need to change.

 

There is no problem with screens of any type if we understand what the blue light they use currently does to us.

 

The ideal outcome would be to impairment the natural colour temperature changes of sunlight, including the intense blue light, into our screen lighting.

 

Blue has been shown to help concentration and alertness in the morning hours and early afternoon. Much later and it becomes a negative effect on our body clock.

 

But for now the best solution in an additional light that fills the rest of our working space, such as your desk, cancelling out our screens negative effects.

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Early Storyboards  including the idea use of the Rayleigh Scattering Effect to bring sunlight into the home.

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