We’ve all seen holograms before — in the movies. But now one company is working to bring the technology to life. Aerial Burton has created a 3-D display that doesn’t need anything for the light to bounce off of. Instead, lasers pulse and ionize molecules to create visible light in a 3-D dot matrix.
The technology is still being refined. One application is to project emergency information in evacuation situations. We could also envision using this technology to create basic images during a performance (Aerial Burton shows a disco ball, for instance — imagine that during Chicago). How do you see it evolving and growing?
BOSTON, 20 July 2015 – Matthew Burstein, a 30-year lighting veteran with extensive experience in theatrical, entertainment, event and architectural lighting & controls, has been named a Senior Associate at Available Light.
“This is a very exciting time of growth at Available Light,” reports Steven Rosen, IALD, Principal & Creative Director of Available Light, “As Matthew is highly skilled in a number of specialties—from Sales & Marketing to Production Services and from Programming to Project Management—he will be a valuable utility player and team member allowing us to even better serve our diverse clients at the high level of professionalism they have come to expect from our firm.”
Matthew comes to Available Light from Philips Entertainment where, since 2012, he served as Northeast Regional Sales Manager and Controls System Designer. His control system designs work included Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, Surrey Memorial Hospital Prenatal Care Unit, Niagara Mohawk power building, and the Ken Burns Bridge. Prior to Philips, he has served as Director of Sales and Technical Manager for various companies including Acolyte LED, 510 Lighting, and Genlyte Controls. Matthew was President/Owner of Charles River Marketing & Technical Services, President/CEO of LIT Design Ltd., and Director of Production for High Output, Inc. of Boston. Other credits include freelance lighting technician/programmer and National Programmer/Service Technician for Martin Professional in Hollywood, FL.
Over the years, Matthew’s numerous technical accomplishments include working as a Lighting Programmer and service technician for events such as Miss America, Hootie and the Blowfish, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Country Music Awards and Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children. Director of Production assignments included First Night Y2K Boston and the Mohegan Sun Casino. His Project Management team duties were for projects as diverse as the Saudi Aramco Exhibit (for Available Light), the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Square, the Boston Ballet, and the Miami Heat’s Scoreboard.
The Sydney Opera House has been re-lit with custom made LED. The fixtures kept in tune with the architectural integrity of the building and upheld the previous atmospheric lighting standards for the Orchestra, while also upgrading for both energy and individualism. Each of the 355 lamps can be programmed individually, creating effects in the traditional setting for whatever the environment calls for. Which is one of the benefits of LED — versatility. We know the benefits in terms of energy costs and sustainability, but when it comes to depth of versatility, LED leads. Keeping the individualized programming contained in these fixtures will also save the Opera House time, money, and physical space by decreasing the need for specialty lighting fixtures. And just look at these fixtures in the space!
Last month, the New England Chapter of the IES hosted their annual Illumination Awards gala. Our New York and Raleigh contingents joined us for a fun night of celebration! And we had a lot to celebrate — three of our projects won five New England Section awards!
We also had four projects win IES Awards of Merit — the National WWII Museum won and celebrated at the NY Section Lumen Awards.
Congrats to the teams on these great, award-winning projects!!