So many of the things that we work on are shaped by the light that graces it. The relationship between light, medium, and artist is important as it affects the way we feel about the artefacts we handle. Shift is a lamp made intelligent for designers, crafts-people, and artists. It is an exercise in order and sequence; a quiet choreography of electronic decisions made to turn on with movement, to dim at dusk, and to adapt to a user’s preferences. It is designed to both receive input manually and sense the surrounding environment to change the ways we experience colour, light, and space.
Interaction with the large track-pad is a way for users to dictate which hues should be displayed—brightness and colour controlled by automated reading of the surrounding environment, through an array of embedded sensors.