Team IGNITE

We are team IGNITE, a multidisciplinary student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. After Team IGNITE’s great successes with GLOW installations Loop, Hypar and Ballroom, the team is now an official accredited TU/e and Innovation Space student team. We are proud to announce that we are first ever Art & Tech student team! As of now, we have a new organization structure, including a board and multiple projects.  Beforehand, we made lighting installation which we exposed on GLOW Eindhoven.

Now, we are working with multiple projects on GLOW and in addition we have a large number of design projects working with a variety of different stakeholders. Among a few, we are working together with Brain Port Industry Campus, the municipality of Eindhoven, GLOW, Efteling, Paaspop, Vogelfrei, Tesla Diva’s, SSRE, and Fontys Hoge scholen. Currently there are multiple opportunities for new members of all backgrounds. Do want to gain experience in exciting projects as designer, programmer, electrical engineer, project manager or business developer, or in any other form? Or do you want to join the first Team IGNITE board for a term of 6 or 12 months? Then make sure to join our light community by sending us an e-mail via

 

Ballroom

In September 2020, the team decided the era of the cubes had come to an end. A new generation of team IGNITE was brought together. For the past one and a half years, this new generation of 15 enthusiastic students has created a new mission and vision for the team. This new stance is proudly presented this year through “Ballroom,” an installation realized with the tracking infrastructure provided by the TU/e Crowdflow Research Group from prof. dr. Federico Toschi, with dr. Alessandro Corbetta. The installation is developed together with Philip Ross and his experience with designing light installations for crowds; one can recognise several aspects of his work “Gibson” (2018) in “The Ballroom”.

The social cohesion between individuals in public spaces has decreased during the pandemic. Through our light artwork “Ballroom”, we from team IGNITE investigate reigniting the feeling of social cohesion amongst the GLOW visitors. We invite you to experience our modern “Ballroom” situated in “de Markthal” on the TU/e campus. This installation does not only offer the possibility of dancing with each other, but also to dance with twelve shining dance partners, embodied by beams of light, gracefully in search of a partner to dance with on the music of the student orchestra of Quadrivium. The visitors are anonymously tracked based on infrared imaging, so the light beam chooses its dance partner on the fly. This happens in real-time thanks to state-of-the-art sensing system and algorithms provided by the TU/e Crowdflow Research Group. The light beam will move around its chosen dance partner so that a dance between the two begins. The result is an actual ballroom festively filled with color, music, and dance. Enter the Ballroom and experience the long-expected feeling of connectedness again.

Crowdfunding

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.

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

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, 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!

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 
  • Júlia Csemezová 
  • Sima Keijzers-Puodziute 

Contact

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

You can contact us by email: info@teamignite.nl

Contact

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

You can contact us by email: info@teamignite.nl