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(Archive) Helios

Helios aims to refine our connection to the natural world by portraying time through a lighting cycle inspired by the rhythms of the sun.

This project was part of DDW 2020
Helios at Dawn

Helios rejects our modern synthetic relationship to time, and instead, takes cues from the ancient Egyptian and Babylonians who understood time according to the sun. Over the course of 24 hours, Helios projects a lighting cycle representing night, dawn, day, and dusk into the home of the user.

From Edgar Allen Poe, to the Japanese philosophy of Ma, to Einstein’s Theory of relativity, time and space have been theorized to be wholly entangled. As we continue to fill the space on our clocks with infinitely smaller increments, so too do we feel the

Time and Nature

Helios Throughout a 24-Hour Cycle

Lighting Cycle Details