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New Light

Written for SPIE Newsroom, this article features artist Sarah Hall and her work True North/Lux Nova, a stained glass window that incorporates solar cells into its design. The window acts as both a passive and active heating and lighting system for the Regent College, University of British Columbia’s underground library.

More information about Sarah’s work is available at her website. A story featured in SPIE Professional that discusses a variety of applications of photonics and optics to the art world, and vice versa, is available to SPIE members here



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.