We are IGNITE, a multidisciplinary student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. Our visiom is to research how light technologies can be facilitated to create social cohesion (e.g. connectedness and solidarity) between individuals within crowds in public areas of large cities.  

We aim to realize this vision statement by conducting research (literature, interviews and research through design) on human-light interaction, human interaction, and state-of-the-art technology, in order to create a framework of knowledge on human-light interaction which can be demonstrated in an interactive light installation.  

We believe that the future of human work skills is a cross-cultural collaboration by people with different backgrounds and expertise areas. This triggered the establishment of IGNITE, which embraces and combines the different expertise areas of the students to do multifaceted research. 


Hypar is an installation where technology and nature come together. There is an active atmosphere of sound and light around Hypar, perceivable for everyone around and inside the installation. The interaction modules on opposite sides are representing on one hand ‘technology’ and on the other hand ‘nature’. Once both collaborate seamlessly together, it is possible to create something magical by sending a powerful stream of energy. Hypar itself is created by precisely placing cubes in the challenging pattern of a hyperbolic paraboloid. Using the bulky cubes and the natural pattern, the contrast between ‘technology’ and ‘nature’ is delicately shown as the overarching principle.

The installation was created by students from the Eindhoven University of Technology and visualized these initially conflicting elements. It emphasized the importance of collaboration, in order to achieve greater goals.

Watch the audience of GLOW 2019 make Hypar come alive:

The Hypar aftermovie made by Perspektiv.


In 2018, also for GLOW Eindhoven, the team created an installation for research purposes. This installation, Loop, tested the best working interactivity for future sculptures during the eight day event. Visitors were able to control the speed of the light as well as the colours of the light with their movement. Several types of interaction were tested during the event and analysed afterwards. With this information a new interaction for Hypar will be designed.

Watch the video below to see Loop in action:


The modular system, especially designed by our team, is an important aspect throughout all of the light installations. The cubes can be transformed into numerous shapes, which makes each installation for every event unique and personalized. Next to the installation for GLOW, the team also created sculptures for TEDxEindhoven and Conduct (music festival). Feel free to contact us to discuss possibilities for your event!


Curious about our projects or interested in working together? Contact us to get more information!