Stimulating Shadows

Rekindling curiosity using redefined shadows.

The history of humans playing with shadows dates back to at least the second century BCE. This is remarkable considering that many of us associate shadows with negative emotions.

My name is Gea O.F. Parikesit.
My interaction with shadows embodies my maxim to "choose curiosity over fear", which resonates with the MIT Media Lab principles. My current playground is centered at the nexus of physics, engineering, arts, and education, where I:
  • use technologies to redefine shadows, e.g. by crafting colored shadows, 3D shadows, digitally-synthesized virtual shadows;
  • develop new media to stimulate curiosity, e.g. by blending my unusual shadows with the UNESCO-listed art of Wayang Kulit.
My research has been featured as the Cover Article in the May 2014 edition of the "Physics Education". I have presented several Invited Lectures on this topic. For details, please see my Curriculum Vitae or contact me by email: geaofp[at]yahoo[dot]com.

My list of publications (in reverse chronological order):