Reflections

Why it's important to know your chronotype when it comes to work

Why it's important to know your chronotype when it comes to work
The word chronotype isn’t something that hits the mainstream media all that often. In fact, a large number of us probably know very little about wh...

How can technology help us change our habits?

How can technology help us change our habits?
Despite our complex intellect’s desire to make us think that all of our activities are a result of conscious, well thought-through decision making,...

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward
As written on the Victoria & Albert museum’s website “In the beginning science and art were one.” The development of research embedded in the c...

Ethical design and going against the attention economy

Ethical design and going against the attention economy
Designing technology that prompts us to both engage and disengage with the devices we use is the dilemma of our times. When the world around us is ...

We don’t need ‘to do’ lists to fall asleep, we need day and night

We don’t need ‘to do’ lists to fall asleep, we need day and night
A recent study has found that jotting down a ‘to do’ list before going to bed helps to fall asleep faster. In fact, the 9 minute difference (or 15...

Balance your dietary habits with sleep and light

Balance your dietary habits with sleep and light
There’s something unparalleled to the maintenance of a balanced circadian rhythm, otherwise known as a sleep-wake cycle. It is now established that...

The present isn't for us

The present isn't for us
As human beings, we pride ourselves in our unique nature. Homo Sapiens, the wise man, is the belief that there are many aspects that separate us fr...

Technology for the sleepless

Technology for the sleepless
Sleeping well has become somewhat of a recent obsession in the modern world. Perhaps it’s because we’re living through a generation of the sleeples...

The Weather Project: Sensing and Observing

The Weather Project: Sensing and Observing
A source of inspiration for LYS is the Danish/Icelandic contemporary artist, Olafur Eliasson. He works in the cross-field of art and science and us...

Modern cave people

Modern cave people
People who live in urban environments, essentially spend the majority of their time inside 'modern dim caves', away from the rhythmical change of c...