Light, Glass and Everything We Know
Taught by Niels Cosman
Niels Cosman is an Artist and Designer who currently lives in Cambridge Massachusetts.
He has a BSME from MIT and a MID from RISD. He is part-time faculty at the Rhode Island School in the Glass Department where he teaches coldworking techniques and issues of light and materiality.
His personal and profession work covers as wide spectrum between product design, engineering and sculpture. He is a lover of objects, student of material and a life-long botcher.
Location: UrbanGlass in Fort Greene
During this class we will be illuminating the intertwined history of the development of glass and our understanding of our place in the universe.
We will begin by investigating the unique physical properties of glass and its interaction with light. Through lecture and demonstrations we will discuss how optical tools have been used to unlock the deepest and bizarre mysteries of how nature actually behaves!