Manon Féval

Accelerating Dark Adaptation

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Unpolluted dark skies are seen as something out there, beyond spaces of human activity which seem to be defined by artificial light. Why is it that darkness in the natural space is perceived as beautiful and mysterious, while darkness in the urban space as scary and dangerous? Accelerating Dark Adaptation is a website in which the viewer can experience the city of Amsterdam at night, navigating data points in which the light intensity and night quality have been measured. The viewer can visit these sites while listening to a collection of perspectives on darkness. The aim is to bring a more positive image of darkness into our urban space in order to preserve and protect our night skies not only out there, but also in here.

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