Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 17-18, 2020

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2020 PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting and Media: A Convergence Conversation

PANEL DISCUSSION: Lighting and Media: A Convergence Conversation

Tuesday, March 17
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room: Murray West


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.

Suzan Tillotson
Founding Partner, Tillotson Design Associates

Suzan founded Tillotson Design Associates with twenty-three years of lighting design experience. She has won over one hundred lighting design awards for her work, including the 2018 International Dark Sky Association Lighting Design and Technology Award and 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year Award at the Lighting Design Awards. Suzan has also been featured in numerous national and international publications. She is a former member of the IALD Board of Directors, a former IALD NYC Regional Coordinator, and was president of the IES Southwest Louisiana Section. She has also served as an awards judge for the New York IES Lumens and the IALD. Suzan has taught the New York IES Introductory Lighting Course, and numerous lighting design and rendering workshops. She has guest lectured on lighting design at Louisiana State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Arkansas, Cornell University, McGill University, and Dalhousie University. She also taught lighting to graduate-level architecture students at Princeton University. Suzan was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Lighting Magazine 40 under 40 North American Awards and a presenter at the 2017 Dark Sky Association Annual Meeting and the 2017 Lightspace Conference in LA.

Suzan graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design from Louisiana State University where, in 2012, she gave the commencement speech and was the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Suzan has directed all phases of design for a wide variety of award-winning domestic and overseas interior and exterior lighting projects including the new Bloomberg European Headquarters and London Mithraeum in London, UK; the Dee and Charles Theater in Dallas, TX; the R/GA Offices; Lincoln Center North Plaza and South Campus; One Vanderbilt Tower; Perelman Center at WTC; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art 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.