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The Luminous Arts Podcast

23 EpisodesProduced by Robb PopeWebsite

The Luminous Podcast is a discussion series featuring artists, designers, and engineers active in the new media art scenes. Join the host Robb Pope, cofounder of Digital Ambiance and longtime visual artist, on a journey exploring the landscape of modern new-media arts. The guests range from VJ’s t… read more

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Bill Galusha , Luminous Podcast Episode 023

October 12th, 2021


Bill and I started to circle each other off of the Shiny list about a year and a half ago.  He’s an OG head in the new media arts scene and he’s worked with some of the most iconic groups and projects in our community.  …

Nicholas Perillo, Luminous Podcast Episode 022

September 6th, 2021


Nick is the creative mind behind one of the most impressive works of kinetic new media arts I’ve seen.  The piece is called morph and it’s truly a …

Tiffany Trenda, Luminous Podcast Episode 021

July 27th, 2021


Tiffany Trenda is a new media fashion artist based out of LA.  We met each other through my friend Anouk, another new media artist active in the …

Luke Taylor, Luminous Podcast Episode 020

May 31st, 2021


Welcome back to the Luminous Arts!  This time I’m talking to my friend Luke Taylor from all the way over in Australia.  He’s the lead engineer for

Shlomo Zippel, Luminous Podcast Episode 019

May 4th, 2021


Welcome back my artist people!  In this episode I’m talking with Shlomo Zippel, a developer turned light artist based out of the Bay Area.  We’ve kind of been in each other’s orbits for years but we’d never actually met …

Toshi Hoo, Luminous Podcast Episode 018

March 30th, 2021


Toshi and I have been friends for almost 20 years.  I met him on a beach in Cape Cod during a psytrance party.  He was an established VJ in the …

Joshua White, Luminous Podcast Episode 017

March 9th, 2021


This is a really special episode for me.  Joshua is one of the pioneers in the performance visual arts scene.  He was one of the first to project …

Richard DDT Trapani, Luminous Podcast Episode 016

February 10th, 2021


Good morning people!  In this episode, I sit down with my longtime friend Rich Trapani, or Rich DDT as residents of the Bay Area know him.  Originally out of my hometown, Boston, he’s made a name for himself out on the …

Bob Bonniol, Luminous Podcast Episode 015

November 10th, 2020


Welcome back, everybody!  This episode is with Bob Bonniol, the founder of Mode Studios in Seattle, and a longtime inspiration to me.  He’s a legend …

Sofia Aronov, Luminous Podcast Episode 014

September 8th, 2020


Hey everyone, welcome back to the Luminous Arts Podcast!  Today I’m talking with Sofia Aronov, an Italian experiential designer and new media artist living and working in NYC. I met Sofia on a trip to Brooklyn back in …

Steve Lieberman, Luminous Podcast Episode 013

August 19th, 2020


Hey everyone, welcome to the 13th episode of the Luminous Arts Podcast!  Steve Lieberman is a longtime friend and inspiration of mine.  He’s a lighting designer who’s work is world-renowned in the festival stage and …

Forest Stearns, Luminous Podcast Episode 012

July 7th, 2020


Forest and I have been friends for almost 12 years.  We were talking about art projects before I started Digital Ambiance and before he was an Art …

Mark Slee, Luminous Podcast Episode 011

June 25th, 2020


In this episode of Luminous Arts, I talk with Mark Slee, the creator of LX Studio, the software behind the Tree of Tenere. He’s an accomplished producer and light artist who runs an art gallery out of San Francisco.  …

Timo Lejeune, Luminous Podcast Episode 010

May 5th, 2020


Well, that was an excellent conversation.  I just finished a long episode of the Luminous Arts with Timo Lejeune, a light artist based in the Netherlands.  His group, Lumus Instruments, combines light and music in …

Gabriel Dunne, Luminous Podcast Episode 009

April 1st, 2020


Hey everybody!  This episode of the Podcast is with Gabriel Dunne, an interactive multimedia artist and code wizard who’s been a staple of the Bay …

Keith Anderson, Luminous Podcast Episode 008

February 12th, 2020


Keith and I met for the first time during my trip to Vegas this year for the LDI Conference.  I learned about his work as a VJ in the festival scene years ago and at Burning Man this year he started dating one of my …

Tyler Kicera, Luminous Podcast Episode 007

November 19th, 2019


Hey everyone, welcome to the Luminous Podcast!  This week I did my first remote episode of the show, which actually went really smoothly.  I sat down (across the country) with Tyler Kicera, Senior Director of the …

Rebeca Sanchez Pastor, Luminous Podcast Episode 006

October 1st, 2019


I met with Rebeca while she was in the country consulting on a new nightclub design in Las Vegas. Her company, LEDs Control is a very prolific LED …

Matthew Ragan, Luminous Podcast Episode 005

August 19th, 2019


Hey everybody, today Matthew Ragan joins me for a beer here at the Lumen Labs and we talk all about his life and career in the world of projection mapping.  He’s a Touch Designer Wizard who started out doing live …

Scott Draves, Luminous Podcast Episode 004

June 17th, 2019


My friendship with Scott goes back to before I moved to the West Coast.  He’s an artist & programmer that made his name coding phenomenal generative artwork.  His most well-known piece, titled “Electric Sheep”, …

Christopher Schardt, Luminous Podcast Episode 003

June 17th, 2019


In this episode I sit down with Christopher Schardt, creator of the Firmament LED installation and a prominent light artist.  He’s spent much of his artistic career making pieces for display at the Burning Man Festival …

Cynthia Cardenas, Luminous Podcast Episode 002

March 19th, 2019


Welcome to episode 2 of the Luminous podcast.  We just finished up the Smode master classes here at the Lumen Labs.  There were so many cool people …

Brian Pinkham, Luminous Podcast Episode 001

March 18th, 2019


Brian is a brilliant LED programmer who uses microcontrollers to create embedded systems that drive light patterns across the light-art installations …

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