We are IGNITE, a multidisciplinary student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. Our vision 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 team 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:


We need your support in our journey towards reuniting our society with light.

GLOW 2021 is coming near, which means that (finally!) we can show you what we have been putting all our efforts into last year.

We already ignited the first few sparks; We assembled a team of enthusiastic students, the mission and vision of our generation are set, there is a fantastic project waiting to be executed, our network is ever-growing, we only miss one thing to set a fire from these sparks: a starting budget.

Currently, our team has no budget, which causes challenges within logistics. It also makes us dependent on sponsors, which lowers the pace of our growth. Furthermore, the realization of a high-tech installation is expensive. That is why we started this crowdfunding; we invite you to visit our page (link in bio), to support us in the way of a donation and help us towards that needed 4500 euros.

On our page, one can find numerous forms of compensation from us to you. One of those being an exclusive visit to our installation! Next to monetary support, of course, sharing this post within your network is appreciated a lot.

Thank you in advance for your interest in our team. Hopefully, we may welcome you all to our installation during GLOW 2021.

You can find the Crowdfunding page on:

We want to thank the following people for helping us to make our work possible:

  • Stijn Janssen
  • Anna de Meij 
  • Sietse de Vries 
  • Jesper Kapteijns 
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    Curious about our projects or interested in working together? Contact us to get more information!