My project in a nutshell Enjoy

A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT
Fascination against Depletion

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My project in a nutshell Enjoy

A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT
Fascination against Depletion

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The Project

#WhereDoYouSeeTheBeauty

The research project

This is a non-climate or cultural based journey around Europe and beyond, which started in December 2017 and ended in June 2019. I have been meeting and interviewing 8 men and 8 women in different countries and I asked each of them to describe their beauty emblem. I have been recording the body electrical activity (alpha-theta-beta-gamma waves) as well as the galvanic skin conductance.

The goal is to look for a trend in the physiological response to beauty. The first moment of the test was an introductory space that wanted to act as a buffer zone. Participants were asked to look at two images on the screen for a minute in total. The second step they were asked to was to look at their beauty emblem, whatever they felt could be identified as an object of fascination, and stare at it for 5 minutes. This moment was asking as a proper attention task. At last, there was a fast recall test: a list of 10 letters was presented, one at a time, on the screen and their task was to remember as many the letters as possible. While not keeping track of the result, it was very important the act of doing the test as an objective meter of the participant attention' span. Continue reading about the second part of the project.

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The Analysis

The Analysis

Reading the data

Thanks to the Department of Data Analysis at the Faculty of Psychological and Educational Sciences of the Ugent University in Ghent, Belgium, I am supported in the development of the data recorded during the #WhereDoYouSeeTheBeauty moment.


In the specific we are focusing on:

  • alpha waves (sum of all electrodes)
  • alpha waves (frontal / occipital part)
  • alpha waves (two specific electrodes)
  • beta waves (sum of all electrodes)
  • beta waves (frontal / occipital part)
  • beta waves (two specific electrodes)
  • theta waves (sum of all electrodes)
  • theta waves (frontal / occipital part)

The analysis should answer to the question: Can mental restoration be induced indoor?

Data are processed by MNE Python with the Anaconda distribution.

The Project

#BeautifulLight

Creating scenarios

The second part of the research has yet to start. It will, in fact, consist of a definition of characteristics – such as e.g. direction, intensity, CCT, frequency, position...- that a light stimulus, in a certain indoor environment, should have to trigger a similar physiological response happened to registered and analysed before. The goal is designing a lighting scenario that can contribute to the overall wellbeing of the people in a space, in particular of whom stays in an office and might benefit from having an environment that helps with maintaining the focus without depleting all the mental resources.

Same numbers of participants will be, in fact, as well as perform the same type of test in a controlled environment. The aim will be to find the ‘exact combination’ that artificial lighting should have to help people feel better. Acute effects of light exposure do, in fact, impact moods, alertness and vitality, which could benefit our daily routine.

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Press

Press

What they say about us

Thanks to:

Abruzzo Mindfulness; Alessandra Isidoro; Alison White; Anna Sbokou; APDI Association; Aslight; BDP Lighting; Chiara Carucci; Chris Lowe; Christina Kamma; Daniele Marinazzo; Dario Nunez; Davide Campofredano; Diego Labonia; Eduardo José Gonçalves; Emília Duarte; Emre Güneş; Francesca Rossetti; Francesca Sciortino; Grazia Canale; IADE Creative university; IED Madrid; IES_Calgary; Katja Nurminen; Lara Elbaz; Lyna Sellami; LuciOmbre Eventi; Mark Ridler; Massimo Frattura; Mattia Frattura; Planlux; Pina Cipollone; Sara Zanghi; Saskia Bostelmann; SMP Engineering; Svensk Ljusdesigner; Tengbom; Ugent; Verkis Consulting Engineering and TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PARTICIPANTS.

About me

About me

Martina Frattura

Graduated at KTH Master’s Degree, Architectural Lighting Design and Health, while researching at the HTI department of TU/e, Eindhoven, with the dissertation “ Instil - How to induce shared feelings through light”

I have been working as Architectural Lighting Designer since 2013. I am also part of the art project "La Mia Paura è Bianca".

I was involved in the International Year of Light as co-creator of the booklet We Are Light, together with Chiara Carucci, printed and distributed by IALD.

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