Light-Emitting Wallpaper From Jonas Samson

Light-emitting wallpaper is an art project concept created by Jonas Samson. The intent is to be able to use any two-dimensional flat surface as a source of light.


(Jonas Samson's Light-Emitting Wallpaper)

When the light is turned off, the wallpaper returns to its default state - ordinary wallpaper.

I can think of several different sfnal ideas that are precursors to this idea; try this one. Consider the Illuminum from Richard Morgan's 2003 novel Altered Carbon.

The walls and ceiling bore an irregular spacing of illuminum tiles whose half-life was clearly almost up...

Update 13-Mar-2012: See also the wall-lights from Isaac Asimov's 1953 novel Foundation and Empire. End update.

If you're curious about similar futuristic but real-world lighting possibilities, take a look at the SkyCeiling Big Indoor Sky.

Via popgadget.

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