Tapio Rosenius/FI/ES, Skandal Technologies
TAPIO ROSENIUS is a Finnish designer, innovator, artist and an entrepreneur.
He works with light as a medium for architectural collaborations, digital interventions, product innovation and art.
His work seeks to create tangible connection between artificial light, digital futures, biomimetic and the human experience.
He is currently the CEO of Skandal Technologies, a new technology start-up developing Ambient Communication systems for built environment.
He is the founder of the Lighting Design Collective a thought-leading international lighting design practice with studios in Madrid, Helsinki and London. Among his most outstanding projects with Lighting Design Collective, SILO486 in Helsinki represents a new vision of poetic digital lighting for urban icons, while the “Light Over Time” luminaire and software range represent the first digital system designed for and produced by Artemide, Milan.
He is a pioneer in the use of biomimetic lighting control in built environment and continues to develop systems, masterplans, visions and technologies related to this field.
In 2014 he co-created “Think-in-a-Tank” lighting research program taking place yearly during Helsinki Design Week and is actively involved in EU wide research programs and events.
His work has been recognised in the fields of lighting design, architecture and art, including the Media Architecture Biennale Award and the IALD Award of Excellence. His recent publications include “Create the Livable City”, 2014, London, and the seminal PLDA paper, “Lighting Design Practice 2020”, presented in Rome. He has served as Guest Academic Director of Advanced Lighting Design at ETSAM University in Madrid and acts as a visiting critic for UPC Barcelona. Tapio lives and works in Madrid and in Helsinki.
Ambient Communication is a powerful new concept employed by owners and designers to break through to jaded, over-stimulated users. It offers a way of conveying information, supporting human behaviour and providing services without demanding attention and cluttering the architecture. By introducing meaningful digital feeds to our built environments we enhance and extend our conscious and subconscious awareness of what is going on around us.
Humans have the substantial ability to process ambient and peripheral information that directly affects our feelings and subconscious contextual understanding without the need to activate cognitive thought processes. With Ambient Communication a new hybrid form of space is created that is simultaneously digital and physical yet rooted to human biology.
This talk will introduce the concept of Ambient Communication and the cutting-edge software system development associated with bringing this new form of lighting into the built environment.