Timeline of Light Instillation

  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    in order to understand my specialist area better i've decided to research the father of digital age. The industrial revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes that occurred in the period from about 1760 to some time between 1820 and 1840.
  • Oil Lamps

    Oil Lamps
    In the 18th century, the central burner was invented, a major improvement in lamp design. The fuel source was now tightly enclosed in metal, and a adjustable metal tube was used to control the intensity of the fuel burning and intensity of the light. Around the same time, small glass chimneys were added to lamps to both protect the flame and control the flow of air to the flame. Ami Argand, a Swiss chemist is credited with first developing the principal of using an oil lamp with a hollow circula
  • Light Fuels

    Early lighting fuels consisted of olive oil, beeswax, fish oil, whale oil, sesame oil, nut oil, and similar substances. These were the most commonly used fuels until the late 18th century. However, the ancient Chinese collected natural gas in skins that was used for illumination.
    In 1859, drilling for petroleum oil began and the kerosene (a petroleum derivative) lamp grew popular, first introduced in 1853 in Germany. Coal and natural gas lamps were also becoming wide-spread. Coal gas was first u
  • Gas Lights

    In 1792, the first commercial use of gas lighting began when William Murdoch used coal gas for lighting his house in Redruth, Cornwall. German inventor Freidrich Winzer (Winsor) was the first person to patent coal gas lighting in 1804 and a "thermolampe" using gas distilled from wood was patented in 1799. David Melville received the first U.S. gas light patent in 1810.
    Early in the 19th century, most cities in the United States and Europe had streets that were gaslight. Gas lighting for streets
  • Electric Arc Amp

    Electric Arc Amp
    All arc lamps use current running through different kinds of gas plasma. A.E. Becquerel of France theorized about the fluorescent lamp in 1857. Low pressure arc lights use a big tube of low pressure gas plasma and include: fluorescent lights and neon signs.
  • First mechanical computer or automatic computing engine concept

    First mechanical computer or automatic computing engine concept
    In 1822, Charles Babbage purposed and began developing the Difference Engine, considered to be the first automatic computing engine that was capable of computing several sets of numbers and making a hard copies of the results. Unfortunately, because of funding he was never able to complete a full-scale functional version of this machine
  • Opening of Science Museum

    Opening of Science Museum
    The Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines, a working example of Charles Babbage's Difference engine (and the latter, preserved half brain), the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, and documentation of the first typ
  • Invention of Electric Bulb

    Invention of Electric Bulb
    The first electric light was made in 1800 by Humphry Davy, an English scientist. He experimented with electricity and invented an electric battery. When he connected wires to his battery and a piece of carbon, the carbon glowed, producing light. This is called an electric arc.
  • First Electric Incandescent Lamps

    First Electric Incandescent Lamps
    Sir Joseph Swann of England and Thomas Edison both invented the first electric incandescent lamps during the 1870s.
  • Second Industrial Revolution

    Second Industrial Revolution
    The Second Industrial Revolution, also known as the Technological Revolution was a phase of the larger Industrial Revolution corresponding to the latter half of the 19th century until World War I. It is considered to have begun with Bessemer steel in the 1860s and culminated in mass production and the production line.
  • Invention of Flashlight

    Invention of Flashlight
    The invention of the dry cell and miniature incandescent electric light bulbs made the first battery-powered flashlights possible around 1899
  • Gas Discharge or Vapor Lamps

    Gas Discharge or Vapor Lamps
    American, Peter Cooper Hewitt patented the mercury vapor lamp in 1901. This was an arc lamp that used mercury vapor enclosed in glass bulb. Mercury vapor lamps were the forerunners to fluorescent lamps. High pressure arc lights use a small bulb of high pressure gas and include: mercury vapor lamps, high pressure sodium arc lamps, and metal halide arc lamps
  • Invention of Neon Signs

    Invention of Neon Signs
    Georges Claude of France invented the neon lamp in 1911.
  • Alan Turing was born

    was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.
  • Tungsten Filaments Replace Carbon Filaments

    Tungsten Filaments Replace Carbon Filaments
    American, Irving Langmuir invented an electric gas-filled tungsten lamp in 1915. This was a incandescent lamp that used tungsten rather than carbon or other metals as a filament inside the lightbulb and became the standard. Earlier lamps with carbon filaments were both inefficient and fragile and were soon replaced by tungsten filament lamps after their invention. See - Tungsten Wire History
  • Fluorescent Lamps

    Fluorescent Lamps
    Friedrich Meyer, Hans Spanner, and Edmund Germer patented a fluorescent lamp in 1927. One difference between mercury vapor and fluorescent lamps is that fluorescent bulbs are coated on the inside to increase efficiency. At first beryllium was used as a coating however, beryllium was too toxic and was replaced with safer florescent chemicals.
  • The Enigma Machine

    The Enigma Machine
    An Enigma machine is any of a family of related electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines used for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. Enigma was invented by the German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I.
  • Halogen Lights

    Halogen Lights
    U.S. Patent 2,883,571 was granted to Elmer Fridrich and Emmett Wiley for a tungsten halogen lamp - an improved type of incandescent lamp - in 1959. A better halogen light lamp was invented in 1960 by General Electric engineer Fredrick Moby. Moby was granted U.S. Patent 3,243,634 for his tungsten halogen A-lamp that could fit into a standard lightbulb socket. During the early 1970s, General Electric research engineers invented improved ways to manufacture tungsten halogen lamps.
  • Ice Sculptures and Light Festival in Harbin, China

    Ice Sculptures and Light Festival in Harbin, China
    Maybe not that familiar but this one of the biggest light festival’s in the world. The illuminated Ice Sculpting Festival and competition in Harbin displays stunning pieces of artwork where light and ice is combined giving it that magical vibe.
  • Hello World - first coding programme

    Hello World - first coding programme
    A "Hello world" program is a computer program that outputs "Hello, world" on a display device. Because it is typically one of the simplest programs possible in most programming languages, it is by tradition often used to illustrate to beginners the most basic syntax of a programming language, or to verify that a language or system is operating correctly.
  • Festival of Light in Singapore

    Festival of Light in Singapore
    In vibrant singapore they finally started a light festival, where artist native and internationally get a chance to showcase their stunning Light Artworks. Festival is mostly around the Marina Bay area and is held around June/July.
  • Kobe Luminarie festival in Japan

    Kobe Luminarie festival in Japan
    Kobe Luminarie a light festival held in Kobe, Japan, every December since 1995 to commemorate the Great Hanshin earthquake of that year. The lights were donated by the Italian Government and the installation itself is produced by Valerio Festi and Hirokazu Imaoka.
  • Kusama's first Light Exhibition

    Kusama's first Light Exhibition
    Repetitive Vision (1996) installation at Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Vivid Sydney in Australia

    Vivid Sydney in Australia
    Very cool Light festival in Sydney and self-proclaimed largest celebration of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. With stunning projections on the Sydney Opera House and 60 more different light installations.
  • Olafur Elaisson - The Weather Project

    This particular project was one of my first experiences in viewing a light instillation, although i would've been very young, i still remember visting this instillation at the Tate.
  • Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany

    Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany
    Every year Berlin is turned in to a large light festival for 2 whole weeks. Artists from around the world light up over 70 famous landmarks throughout the city
  • Loy Kratong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. A multitude of Lanna-style sky lanterns are launched into the air where they resemble large flocks of giant fluorescent jellyfish gracefully floating by through the sky
  • Kusama - Infinity Room

    Kusama - Infinity Room
    Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life: 'It takes colour into more dimensions than the eye can easily cope with
  • Winter Illuminations in Nabana no Sato, Nagashima, Japan

    Winter Illuminations in Nabana no Sato, Nagashima, Japan
    large wide landscape turned into a giant light spectacle with LED light tunnels, light rivers and even LED sunset of Mt.Fuij. It’s been called one of the best winter light shows in all of Japan.
  • Light Show - Hayward Gallery

    Light Show - Hayward Gallery
    During my Final major project, I went to see the light show for inspiration. I felt it was particularly inspiring for my work and all the different ways of using lights in an instillation highly influenced me.
  • First Street Lamp

    First Street Lamp
    Charles F. Brush of the United States invented the carbon arc street lamp in 1879.
  • First Adruino Board

    Arduino is a single-board microcontroller designed to make the process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible