New York may not be the city of lights but it has been home to over 100,000 neon signs over the years. Although only a handful of these historic signs remain, the art of neon is still alive in Tribeca at Let There Be Neon, one of the city's last remaining neon craftsmen shops. Technology may change the standard for signage but neon has made a resurgence with artists, designers, and brands all gravitating towards this nostalgic light. Host Annamaria Stewart meets up Jeff Friedman, the owner of Let There Be Neon, who much like NYC is no stranger to neon signs.
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Thank You for listening to the Taming Lightning Podcast. I’d like to thank Glas work and the participants for being such great host and giving wither their time and feedback. I have left out some other participants such as Bruce Suba and Steve Cole, as I’d like to get back to them for their own standalone episode, and would love to revisit Nate after he’s had sometime working and playing with plasma, to see where they are grown. Also, I'd like to thank Pittsburgh Glass Center for supporting me as a place of research and inspiration, as well as encouraging me to pursue this project and to help bring in these artists and instructors to help build and spread their knowledge, and the Plasma Art Alliance where I have access to the well of knowledge and connects me to some amazing people.
Hello Lightning Tamers,
It's been awhile since I last posted! I was getting things in order for contract work at The Glass Axis studio in which I was tasked with finding and repairing a leak in their system, and finish setting up their workstation with Tank, gauges, and valves. I'll be talking about my experience in working with and repairing their setups, and in providing them with their next steps.
In the above video I tried working with new software for recordings especially since I'm working in a visual medium that not everyone is familiar with. I've noted that I'll need a more powerful computer to handle this, so I'll be putting that on my list soon enough. Until then I'll explore other methods!
Thank you for your support,
Percy | Taming Lightning
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Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.