Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Virtual Monday March 6th
In-person March 7–8, 2023
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2020 PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting and Media: A Convergence Conversation

PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting and Media: A Convergence Conversation

Tuesday, August 18
2:00pm – 3:30pm


Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

As technology progresses and becomes more accessible and scalable, trends are in evidence which merge the digital and architectural spaces. Light, video and soundscapes are harnessed to redefine the relationship between occupant and space.

In this new world, what distinguishes between designing architectural lighting and designing narrative light? What common language can be established for collaboration, when architectural space is augmented by media? How do we work together to tell the story of a space? This seminar will leave participants with a better sense of the narrative storytelling and cross-platform collaboration and design.

Attendees will:

  1. Understand how technological advances in lighting and computers have enabled real-time architectural interactions
  2. Understand the parties that contribute to artistic or interactive installations, including art directors, branded environments and integrators, and how to work with them
  3. Learn about applied interaction in architectural spaces and museums
  4. Consider the structure of architectural lighting as an environment for future integrations of art and branded environment installations


Jeanne Angel
Project Manager, Local Projects

Jeanne Angel is a digital, interactive and story-driven media designer, director & producer, with over 10 years of experience in the Creative Technology field. She specializes in exhibition and experiential media development, design, production & installation. She is an expert with many facets of creative tech; multi-channel video production, interactive design, motion graphics and animation, projection mapping and custom-built hardware / software solutions. She has produced technology driven artworks internationally at The Walker Museum, The Yokohama Triennale, Centre Pompidou, The Warhol Museum, New Museum, PS1, Garajistanbul, Diverse Works, and others.

She is a Producer and Project Manager at Local Projects, experience design firm with a focus on exhibits at some of the world’s top museums, cultural institutions, and attractions. She is also the Production Director for Creative Tech Week, and has previously worked as a museum professional with the New York Historical Society and the Guggenheim Museum. She has worked with clients including Marc Jacobs, John Frieda, Creative Time, L’Opera Monte-Carlo, and MTV. She has a masters and bachelors degree in Digital Media from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering's IDM Program.


Shaun Fillion
Program Director, NYSID | Lighting Studio Manager, RAB Lighting

Shaun Fillion, LC Educator IALD, is an award-winning lighting designer and educator. Fillion is Program Director for the Masters of Professional Studies in Lighting Design program at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), as well as Lighting Studio Manager at RAB Lighting.

Fillion has received Illumination awards, the IESNA Section Service Award and the Princess Grace Award. He has presented seminars at SXSW, LightFair International, LEDucation and the IES National Conference on topics including lighting and media, wireless technologies, and light pollution.
Fillion volunteers as vice chair of the IES Progress Committee, and serves as a member of the Libraries and Residential RP Committees. Fillion serves on the board of managers for the IES New York City Chapter, and as adviser to the Student Lighting Competition Committee. He is a certified instructor for AGi32.

Shan Jiang
Senior Associate, Tillotson Design Associates

Shan joined Tillotson Design in 2014 after three years of professional lighting design experience at Licht Kunst Licht AG in Germany. She was in charge of large scale multi-functional projects in Shenzhen, China including luxury residential, office buildings, retail, landscape and façade lighting. Her work also included master plan projects in the UAE, educational, hospitality and office building projects in Europe, and high end offices and retail in the United States.

In 2018 Shan was named one of Lighting Magazine’s 40 Under 40 international lighting designers “to watch.”

Shan holds a Master of Art in Architectural Lighting Design from Hochscuhle Wismar in Germany and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Beijing University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Shan’s notable TDA projects include the London Mithraeum in London, UK; Mix C World in Shenzhen, China; Jazz at Lincoln Center Public Spaces and 599 Lexington Ave in New York City. Her current projects include: Hony Capital in Shenzhen, China; the Julliard School in Tianjin, China; the Wilson School in Arlington, VA; Haverford College Magill Library in Haverford, PA; and the New York Public Library Renovation in New York, NY.


Matthew Schreiber
Artist, Schreiber Studio

Matthew Schreiber was born in 1967 and lives and works in New York City. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Schreiberʼs work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Light, Color and Geometry, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science; Crossbow at the Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Side Show at Johannes Vogt Gallery, NYC; Guilloche at Fireplace Project in East Hampton, NY; Swiss Hall Basel, Switzerland; Platonic Solids at the NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale; and Ontario, curated by Ambra Medda in the Miami Design District. Group exhibitions include Dark Mofo, MONA, Hobart Tasmania, Day for Night, Houston Texas; The Jeweled Net: Views on Contemporary Holography at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA; Crystalline Lattice, curated by Yongwoo Lee in Gwangju, South Korea; Miami Noir at Invisible Exports in New York, NY; Shadows, Disappearances, and Illusions at the Perez Art Museum Miami; and Group Show at Galerie Almine Rech in Paris, France.

Since the mid 1990’s Schreiber has run the C Project, producing fine art holograms with artists such as Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Ryman. This year the Getty Museum has acquired Schreiber’s archive of holography.

Matthew Schreiber’s expertise in the manipulation of light led to over a decade as the producer for James Turrell, personally overseeing some of the most celebrated works in contemporary art.