An exhibition of innovative light fixtures developed as part of the Transparent Studio at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem.
<div>The Transparent Studio operated for three months as a feature of the Innovations, Inc. exhibit. The designers, all students of the Industrial Design department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, constantly participated in the exhibit and so were exposed to the public’s reactions and to interactions with the visitors, museum workers and curators.</div><div>The exhibit was composed of fifteen innovative light fixtures, all of which were created by the students under the guidance of Prof. Ezri Tarazi, who, among other things, also designed the Innovations, Inc. exhibit.</div><div>Tarazi directed the students to make the most of their time at the science museum and combine ideas, inspiration, technical abilities from advanced technological components and principles of science and engineering. The science museum equipped the Transparent Studio for the students with work tables, tools for making models and creations, and various types of work tools and materials.</div><div>The students met with the museum’s chief scientist, Dr. Amir Ben Shalom, who gave them a comprehensive lecture on new developments in the field of illumination and the related technology. Dr. Ben Shalom also enriched the students with knowledge regarding the various systems of sensors, switches and interactive activating abilities available in this field.</div><div>Designing the light fixtures for the exhibit was based on surprise and on the gulf between the state of being on and of being off. The light fixture’s transparency takes place as it is turned on and light changes the material to partially see-through.</div><div> </div>