Genealogies of digital light

Grant number: DP0879237 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011



The first interdisciplinary account of practice in light technologies, this project will look in detail at the innovation process in the techniques and technologies used in depicting, recording and projecting light. It will explore how contemporary digital media imitate, advance or retreat from the achievements of older techniques and devices; how accidental artefacts of specific media become desirable outcomes in others; and how these past processes impact on design and innovation of new tools. Outcomes will include print and online publications, a conference and collaboration between three universities.