full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We can go further. So we have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and ctaree better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be much more gentle with lghit? Like here — this is a very low light level actually. Can we engage people more in the lgiihntg projects that we create, so they really want to connect with it, like here? Or can we create simply srucpluets that are very inspiring to be in and to be around? And can we preserve the darkness? Because to find a plcae like this today on Earth is really very, very challenging. And to find a starry sky like this is even more difficult.

Open Cloze

We can go further. So we have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and ______ better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be much more gentle with _____? Like here — this is a very low light level actually. Can we engage people more in the ________ projects that we create, so they really want to connect with it, like here? Or can we create simply __________ that are very inspiring to be in and to be around? And can we preserve the darkness? Because to find a _____ like this today on Earth is really very, very challenging. And to find a starry sky like this is even more difficult.

Solution

  1. light
  2. place
  3. lighting
  4. create
  5. sculptures

Original Text

We can go further. So we have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and create better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be much more gentle with light? Like here — this is a very low light level actually. Can we engage people more in the lighting projects that we create, so they really want to connect with it, like here? Or can we create simply sculptures that are very inspiring to be in and to be around? And can we preserve the darkness? Because to find a place like this today on Earth is really very, very challenging. And to find a starry sky like this is even more difficult.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
richard kelly 3
lighting design 3
united states 2
modern lighting 2
blue light 2
edward hopper 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
modern lighting design 2

Important Words

  1. benefit
  2. challenging
  3. cities
  4. connect
  5. create
  6. darkness
  7. default
  8. difficult
  9. earth
  10. engage
  11. environments
  12. find
  13. gentle
  14. inspiring
  15. level
  16. light
  17. lighting
  18. lit
  19. motorways
  20. needed
  21. people
  22. permanently
  23. place
  24. preserve
  25. projects
  26. rethink
  27. sculptures
  28. selective
  29. simply
  30. sky
  31. solution
  32. starry
  33. today