Royal College of Art
MA Information Experience Design
Fleeting displays of colour and light sweep up from the horizon. Once representing the end of the working day, a sunset can now pass without notice. Electrical lighting has removed humanity’s dependence on sunlight and its inherent timeline, leaving us free to determine the length of our own day. What happens then when the sunset is brought back into our immediate environment?
Using weather data from 2016 to algorithmically recreating possible sunset skies over London. Each digital sketch transposes the amount of sunshine, cloud cover, cloud height, visibility, humidity, wind speed, and wind direction recorded as the sun dropped below the horizon to determine colour, form, and intensity.