Our speakers and performers explored the ideas of light and darkness—everything from astronomy, light technology, nocturnal animals and tales we tell in the dark, to art made with light, and even things we’d rather not shine the light on.
Half of our days are spent in the dark. Humans have been trying to find ways to keep the dark at bay for millennia and some of our most incredible innovations in Technology, Entertainment and Design have come about because of the need to bring light into the world.
Darkness is still a mystery, so much of what happens at night is still a secret, but the dark hours have given us humans the material and space to tell some of our best stories.
Our videos will be uploaded soon! Stay tuned.
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