WE ARE LISTENING. YOU CAN RESPOND & SEE and HEAR WHAT HAPPENS @THE BEACON

Your answers to our daily health and wellness questions will be revealed on a nightly basis during Lights, Music, Action at THE BEACON from 6 - 9 pm. Just before our data-weaving drones fly!

When the majority answer 'A' (tend to agree), THE BEACON will respond with a BRAINARD BLUE lighting program; a wavelength of light known to elevate mood, an effect discovered by Jefferson's own Dr. Bud Brainard, The quadcopter drones will also respond to your answers, with a WAVY weaving pattern during the evening’s flight.

When the majority answer 'B' (neutral), THE BEACON will respond with a WARM LIGHTING program; these wavelengths of light not only provide easy navigation, but do not suppress melatonin production, so they are used in light therapy to aid sleep. The quadcopter drones will also respond to your answers, with a STITCHED weaving pattern during the evening’s flight.

When the majority answer 'C' (tend to disagree), THE BEACON will respond with a RED lighting program, which according to color theorists, enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. The quadcopter drones will also respond to your answers, with a VARIEGATED weaving pattern during the evening’s flight.

THE BEACON is an experiment in generative architecture and functions to stimulate new ideas between medicine and design and will take place during DesignPhiladelphia 2016. THE BEACON ecosystem, is a collaboration with MEDstudio@JEFF, directed by Peter Lloyd Jones, PhD, and Jenny Sabin Studio, who lead the architectural design. THE BEACON will be completed over 10 days using new technologies, including drones and smart textiles, that are already reshaping the future of medicine and design. These and other prototypes will respond to health-related questions posed to the public via THE BEACON app. Daily events will range from meetings with architects, who are radically redesigning hospitals, to Mindfulness Movement classes.

THE BEACON is also the place to meet The Rail Park, an organization dedicated to the development and maintenance of this future icon. The park itself serves as a data source for THE BEACON’s design, and has shaped a new collaborative partnership with MEDstudio@JEFF, founded on a common mission to improve the health and wellness of all Philadelphians via design.

Public spaces, including the future Rail Park should promote health and wellness through exercise and community. Outdoor fitness events, including yoga, mindfulness movement, spinning, and pick-up volleyball, will be hosted by THE BEACON during its 10 days at Lubert Plaza. Classes will be led by instructors from the Jefferson Recreation & Fitness Center. Please note that spinning class will be open to TJU students with valid ID only, and attendees must bring yoga mats.

Detailed program information and links to registration can be found here at THE BEACON web app. The app for health and wellness will pose daily questions to the public, and THE BEACON itself will actively respond to this feedback by changing its form and function. The app will continue dialogue with the public, providing an interactive interface for THE BEACON to collect health-centered feedback. The data and insight collected will be used to rethink and redesign health and wellness.

All events are free and some require registration. Detailed program information can be found under the Events tab below.

"PLEASE HELP MAKE VIRTUAL, A REALITY: BOOST MEDstudio's MISSION OF TRANSFORMING MEDICINE BY HUMANIZING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES. THANK YOU!"

Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones, Assoc Dean of Emergent Design & Creative Technologies in Medicine

MEDstudio@JEFF Director, Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones, Ph.D., and The Office of The Dean Mark Tykocinski at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University are proud to announce the debut of THE BEACON for Health and Wellness Futures, transforming the plaza for ten days of ground-breaking experiment, event, and experience as part of this year’s DesignPhiladelphia 2016 Festival.

An experimental ecosystem, THE BEACON senses, stimulates, advances, and advocates for new ideas between medicine and design. The focal element of THE BEACON is an advanced high-performance installation created in collaboration with lead designer Jenny Sabin Studio. THE BEACON’s 3-D steel lattice supports a core of interconnected form-fitting high-performance nano-tech fibers. Demonstrating how people-centered design can enhance the future of health and wellness, THE BEACON’s pulsating luminescent structure focuses on new strategies and technologies changing healthcare. The experience offers viewers an exciting vision of the many ways in which creativity and empathy can be returned into health care processes.

Thursday, Oct 6

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
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Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Now!

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

Ribbon Cutting and Remarks

Dr. Mark Tykocinski
6:30 - 7:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

The public debut and ribbon cutting of THE BEACON. 
Introduction by Peter Lloyd Jones, PhD, and Jenny Sabin, MArch. Remarks by Mark Tykocinski, MD.

Register Now!

Inaugural Flight of Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

Weaving Health Data onto THE BEACON
7:00 - 8:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON app.

Register Now!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

7:30 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Now!

Friday, Oct 7

Breakfast @ THE BEACON: Chris Harnish and PhilaU studio

Spun Chairs by Herman Miller
9:00 - 11:00 AM
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Lubert Plaza

Pick-up Volleyball @THE BEACON

Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 – 5:00 PM
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Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Now!

Tea @THE BEACON: Jenny Sabin and Peter Lloyd Jones

Spun Chairs by Herman Miller
3:00 - 4:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

Meet THE BEACON design team.

Register Now!

First Friday @THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

Join us for refreshments and light fare @ THE BEACON.

Register Now!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Now!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15PM - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON web app.

Register Now!

THE BEACON: Sabin + Jones, A Decade of Collaboration

Speakers: Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones, Jenny Sabin and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Inga Saffron
7:00 - 8:00 PM
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Connelly Auditorium, Dorrance Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University Campus

Celebrating a decade of experimental collaboration between architectural designer Jenny Sabin and design scientist and inventor Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones, an in-depth conversation with the two figures on deep collaboration as well as a look ahead towards the future of integration between medicine, science, and design. Discussion includes Inga Saffron, Pulitzer prize-winning architectural critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Public, registration recommended (50-75 attendees).

Saturday, Oct 8

Tour of The Rail Park

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tour begins at intersection of Broad & Noble Sts. and explores the site of the first phase of the future Rail Park

By board member Michael Garden. Registration required (2 tours, each limited to 25 attendees).

Register Now!

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
|
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Now!

Meet The Rail Park @ THE BEACON

Michael Garden and Sarah McEneaney
5:00 - 6:00 pm
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Connelly Auditorium, Dorrance Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University Campus TBD

Presenting the path to preserving the Reading Train Company railroad as an important part of Philadelphia’s industrial heritage, and reinventing the site as a key urban public park, through the future designs and vision for Philadelphia’s Rail Park. Reception following, Hamilton Building.

Register Now!

Lights, Music, Action @THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

 

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.


Register Now!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Now!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON web app.

Register Now!

Sunday, Oct 9

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
|
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Here!

OUTFEST Oasis @ THE BEACON

2:00 - 6:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

Urban parks are not only a place to promote healthy living, but also provide a much-needed retreat, an oasis for those living in the heart of the city. Looking at the potential for public parks to engage, enliven, and promote health and wellness within urban populations, Oasis@THE BEACON will celebrate OUTFEST 2016, and will demonstrate the power of design to transform our collective urban experience.

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON web app.

Register Now!

Monday, Oct 10

Yoga @ THE BEACON

Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
12:00 - 1:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Bring your own yoga mat.

Register Here!

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
|
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Here!

Yoga @ THE BEACON

Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
5:00 - 6:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Bring your own yoga mat.

Register Here!

Beers @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Dorrance Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University Campus

Sponsored by Herman Miller by Premier Office Solutions and Yards Brewery.

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Here!

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON web app.

Register Now!

Tuesday, Oct 11

Mindfulness Movement Class @ THE BEACON

12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

Mindful yoga classes as integrative practice will be hosted by the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Jefferson University, and free for all to attend. Mindfulness trains people to remain in the present, to improve focus and awareness, and to be open to experiences, without judgment or reactivity. For detailed listings please visit www.MEDstudiobeacon.com. Registration required (maximum 30 attendees).

Register Here!

Entrepreneurship in Action @ THE BEACON

12:30 - 1:00 PM
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Location TBD

Lecture by Natalie Nixon, PhD , Professor, Philadelphia University, Director of Strategic Design MBA. Dr. Nixon is a hybrid thinker who synthesizes creative and analytical thought processes from design and business to arrive at innovative opportunities.

Register Here!

An Interdisciplinary View in Historical Design-Looking

Michael Angelo, MA, University Archivist and Head of Historic Collections, Thomas Jefferson University
4:30 - 5:00 PM
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Dorrance Hamilton Building Foyer, Thomas Jefferson University Campus

A look at the history of medicine, its artifacts, and the route to modern medicine. We assume medicine and design are radically distinct fields, but throughout history they have been intertwined, sharing ideas and techniques, and provoking each other to invention. This talk will explore these feedbacks, and their potential for the future of each field.

Register Here!

Yoga @THE BEACON

Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
5:00 - 6:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Public spaces can promote health through exercise and community. Outdoor fitness events including yoga, spinning, and pick-up volleyball will be hosted by THE BEACON during its ten day stay in Lubert Plaza. Classes will be led by instructors from the Jefferson Recreation & Fitness Center. For detailed listings and registration, please visit MEDstudioBeacon.com. Please note that spinning class will be open to TJU students with valid ID only, and attendees must bring yoga mats.

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON web app.

Register Here!

Wednesday, Oct 12

Yoga @THE BEACON

Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
12:00 - 1:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Bring  your own yoga mat.

Register Here!

Yoga @THE BEACON

Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
5:00 - 6:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Bring  your own yoga mat.

Register Here!

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gatherered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood. 

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON web app. 

Register Here!

Thursday, Oct 13

Breakfast @THE BEACON, Meet the Experts: WAXWOOD

Spun Chairs by Herman Miller
9:00 - 11:00 AM
|
Lubert Plaza

Trudy Watt and Christopher T. Wood of Waxwood, project managers and creative consultants for THE BEACON, will host a discussion about entrepreneurship, design, and being newcomers in the field of healthcare.

Waxwood is a self-styled design detective agency that works with clients to research context, uncover latent creative resources and strategize for project success.

Register Here!

Mindfulness Movement Class @ THE BEACON

12:00 - 1:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza, Thomas Jefferson University Campus

Mindful yoga classes as integrative practice will be hosted by the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Jefferson University, and free for all to attend. Mindfulness trains people to remain in the present, to improve focus and awareness, and to be open to experiences, without judgment or reactivity. For detailed listings please visit www.MEDstudiobeacon.com. Registration required (maximum 30 attendees).

Register Here!

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
|
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Here!

Spaces of Healing: Lecture by Lily Jencks

Director JencksSquared and LilyJencksStudio; Active board member of Maggies Cancer Caring Centres, UK and Hong; Board of Govenors for Keswick Foundation, Hong Kong
1:00 - 2:00 PM
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Connelly Auditorium, Dorrance Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University Campus

Lily Jencks, MArch, landscape architect and lecturer at the Architectural Association in London will illustrate how great design can positively transform the health and experience of entire communities, especially patients and their families. Jencks will receive The Grace Humanitarian Award from Thomas Jefferson University through the Department of Emergency Medicine for her and her family’s vital work establishing Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centers in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong for cancer patients and their families, and will follow with a public lecture.

FitCity2 PHL Symposium Reception

5:00 - 7:00 PM
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Dorrance Hamilton Building, Conrady Lobby, Thomas Jefferson University Campus

MEDstudio@JEFF and the Thomas Jefferson University community welcome the FitCity PHL Symposium attendees for an evening celebrating the power of design to improve urban health. Sponsored by Yards Brewery.

For symposium details and $15–$30 registration, visit www.PhiladelphiaCFA.org and www.2016.designphiladelphia.org/events/fit_city_phl_2

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood. 

Register Here!

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions. 

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON app.

Register Here!

Friday, Oct 14

Learning to Look: Tour of The Barnes Foundation

10:30 AM
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The Barnes Foundation, Franklin Parkway

A docent-led tour of the Barnes Collection, focusing on new ways of viewing and understanding the world, and the ways that art can teach medical students to think differently through “deep looking.” For registered TJU students only. Registration required (maximum 15 students).

Please note that The Barnes is free to all students at any time with a valid ID.

Register Here!

CreativeMornings Philadelphia Redux

Ronnie Polaneczky’s Talk “Empathy”
11:00 - 11:45 AM
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TBD

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. Today, attendees gather in 152 cities around the world each month to celebrate a city’s creative talent and to connect with like-minded individuals.

Daily News Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky’s lecture, Empathy, from August 2015 will be aired. She is the 2015 winner of the Eugene C. Pulliam Journalism Fellowship. For more information visit www.creativemornings.com.

Spinning @ THE BEACON


Thomas Jefferson University Fitness
12:00 - 1:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Open to TJU students with valid ID only

Register Here!

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
|
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gathered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Here!

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON app. 

Register Here!

Saturday, Oct 15

Rail Park Site Tour

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|

Tour begins at intersection of Broad & Noble Sts. and explores the site of the first phase of the future Rail Park. Registration required (Limited to 25 attendees).

Register Now!

CreativeMornings Philadelphia Redux

Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones Talk ”Broken”
10:30 - 11:15 AM
|
TBD

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. Today, attendees gather in 152 cities around the world each month to celebrate a city’s creative talent and to connect with like-minded individuals.

Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones’s lecture, Broken, from June 2016, will be aired, discussing how design can be used to fix our broken healthcare system

Mindfulness Movement Class @ THE BEACON

12:00 - 1:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Mindful yoga classes as integrative practice will be hosted by the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Jefferson University, and free for all to attend. Mindfulness trains people to remain in the present, to improve focus and awareness, and to be open to experiences, without judgment or reactivity. For detailed listings please visit www.MEDstudiobeacon.com. Registration required (maximum 30 attendees).

Register Here!

CSI for Kids

12:00 - 2:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

You are a detective and your mission id to discover the secrets of THE BEACON with its makers.

Register Here!

Lights, Music, Action @ THE BEACON

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

At twilight, THE BEACON’s atmospheric effects will activate, reflecting BEACON app data collected from The Rail Park and insights gathered from the public’s answers to daily healthcare questions.

Register Here!

THE BEACON Immersive Sound and Light Experience

6:00 - 9:00 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will come alive with fluorescent thread and responsive lighting, that reflects real-time data gatherered from sensors applied to plants on The Rail Park. Your daily responses from the THE BEACON app will be manifested as one of three colors known to affect mood.

Register Here!

Autel Quadrocopter Autonomous Drones

6:15 - 6:45 PM
|
Lubert Plaza

Drones will add new layers of textile in an acrobatic mid-air spectacle—the U.S. debut of a pioneering technology—derived from the day’s healthcare surveys, through questions posted on THE BEACON app. 

Register Here!

Sunday, Oct 16

Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies

12:00 - 5:00 PM
|
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

Selected projects from Philadelphia University’s innovative design programs and features 10 years of collaborative projects in medicine and design between Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Jenny Sabin at the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and Thomas Jefferson University.

Register Here!

Family Day Finale @ THE BEACON

12:00 - 4:00 PM
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Lubert Plaza

THE BEACON will close its ten-day residency at Jefferson University with an afternoon of fun and play, allowing children and their families to teach Philadelphia the health benefits of imaginative interaction with non-prescriptive urbanscapes.

Register Here!