The Story of Light

The modern history of lighting.
Time Active
2020 - Present

Artificial light sources altered our relationship with the night.

Starting in the early 1800s, gas and electric lighting propelled us into the modern world while simultaneously enabling adjacent technologies, including batteries, power grids, and early computers.


My YouTube series, The Story of Light, tracks the key lighting developments of the last 200 years. In almost every instance, new lighting innovations were met with health and safety concerns but adopted anyway—a trend that continues to this day.