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dermaphotology:

n. the study of skin-related lighting properties and phenomena ☐ dermaphotologist n. dermaphotological adj. dermaphotologically adv. [f. Gk. derma ‘skin’+ photology]

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Dermaphotology 2: Camphotor

PhoScope’s critical inquiry in dermaphotology exposes the pervasive practices that cater spectral distribution to fair skin tones, and the need to advance lighting justice by designing spectra for all skin types.
Camphotor is a minimal and economical portable and rechargeable battery-operated light fixture for digital screen applications. Upon the completion of testing, PhoScope will post opensource specifications  (light source, mounting and optical accessories).

Building on Dermophotor, Camphotor was conceived during the Covid19 pandemic to optimize the online appearance of skin tones with various pigmentation degrees and types, so as to promote lighting equity when physical distancing and online interactions have become the new normal.

Preliminary hue & luminance contrast study

 

Status: R&D. STAY TUNED: COMING SOON.
Timeline: 2020- Present
Team: Nathalie Rozot, team members TBD
Advisory team: Makale Faber Cullen, Maria Thompson, advisors TBD

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Dermaphotology 1

Dermaphotology is the study of skin-related lighting properties and phenomena ☐ dermaphotologist n. dermaphotological adj. dermaphotologically adv. [f. Gk. derma ‘skin’+ photology]

With Dermaphotor, PhoScope critiques pervasive practices in the lighting industry that cater spectral distribution for fair skin tones. In this project for Performers of Color, we want to light the United Shades of Americans and empower live performers of all skin types.

Dermaphotor is a portable battery-operated light fixture with multiple preset spectral outputs that optimize the appearance of skin tones with various degrees and types of pigmentation.

 

 

Status: Current
Timeline: 2017- Present
Team: Nathalie Rozot, team members TBD
Advisory team: Makale Faber Cullen, Brooke Silber Carter, Maria Thompson, advisors TBD