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This week's Dark Sky special release features Nick Dunn of Lancaster University, International Dark-Sky Association, and the Institute for Social Futures.  

In his discussion of designing for dark environments with Michael Colligan and Jane Slade, he discusses how we can overcome the inertia of the more light is better mentality, studies of human activity at night beyond economics and facing down our own glare guilt.

We all need to confront a number of different mentalities to make darker skies happen, we need a sort of general absolution for the glare guilt of sales teams, a new way to inform end users about the harms bad systems might take (think cigarette labels), and reconsidering enforcement and incentives for brightness violations.

The Official Podcast of National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD).

Period17/12/2020

This week's Dark Sky special release features Nick Dunn of Lancaster University, International Dark-Sky Association, and the Institute for Social Futures.  

In his discussion of designing for dark environments with Michael Colligan and Jane Slade, he discusses how we can overcome the inertia of the more light is better mentality, studies of human activity at night beyond economics and facing down our own glare guilt.

We all need to confront a number of different mentalities to make darker skies happen, we need a sort of general absolution for the glare guilt of sales teams, a new way to inform end users about the harms bad systems might take (think cigarette labels), and reconsidering enforcement and incentives for brightness violations.

The Official Podcast of National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD).

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TitleDark Designs
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletGet A Grip On Lighting
Media typeRadio
Duration/Length/Size68mins
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date17/12/20
DescriptionIt’s time to bring the question of design into this series. Nick Dunn has been trying to balance the question of people’s need for light and natural darkness as an ecological concern since he spent one sleepless night walking around Manchester.

Discussing his work with the Institute for Social Futures and the IDA with Michael and Jane he explains how he builds awareness for dark skies in society that vilifies the very idea of darkness, the need for night-time urbanism, and experiments with alternate exterior light sources.

We all need to confront a number of different mentalities to make darker skies happen, we need a sort of general absolution for the glare guilt of sales teams, a new way to inform end users about the harms bad systems might take (think cigarette labels), and reconsidering enforcement and incentives for brightness violations.
Producer/AuthorMichael Colligan and Jane Slade
PersonsNick Dunn