The International Day of Light and Technology is celebrated today to commemorate May 16, 1960, the day when Theodor Harold Maiman lit a ruby laser for the first time. This date has been chosen by UNESCO as a symbol of an artistic and creative context which continues to deliver unexpected innovations and applications on a daily basis.
The event is especially dear to Goboservice who, through the use of electromagnetic radiation and its numerous applications, are constantly in search of new entertainment and commercial lighting solutions for use as versatile and performing narrative tools, which can be projected onto vastly different backgrounds, travelling at…. well, the speed of light!
Almost sixty years after the first red ray was generated at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibù (California), the Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation is today the main optical equipment used by Goboservice to produce their glass and metal gobos and CMY filters, which are then installed in gobo-projectors and moving heads all over the world.
The continuous research carried out in our laboratories has allowed the company both to develop the laser-etching techniques and to choose the raw materials with which to perform the micro-incisions. And the results are unquestionable, evident in the multiple architectural projections set up in the most unimaginable contexts, producing images of great emotional impact: from the austere steel carcass of the Eiffel Tower to the impalpable clouds above Santiago de Chile, Goboservice’s "ephemeral projections" leave a strong impression which lasts in the collective imagination and, in the full spirit of UNESCO, represents a real tribute to Light and its creative potential.