The Moire Index and 

carsten nicolai's work (very similar to Caroline Locke's Sound Fountains)

"The installation wellenwanne is conceived as a model or test arrangement. Flat trays are filled with water, each resting on four loudspeakers, which transmit the sound compositions via vibrations onto the water surface. The various sound pieces, which are partly inaudible, vary for each tray so that the sound signals generate various changing interference patterns." via http://bundlr.com/b/processing2

 

- JC

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everyone-forever:

Tony Cragg

A hyperbolic wave-like surface made from dice. This reminds me of probabilities and the wave-function. 
- JC
Here’s a Sixty Symbols video staring Sean Carroll called Quantum Mechanics (an embarrassment). 
It explains very clearly some of the different interpretations of Quantum Mechanics.

everyone-forever:

Tony Cragg

A hyperbolic wave-like surface made from dice. This reminds me of probabilities and the wave-function. 

- JC

Here’s a Sixty Symbols video staring Sean Carroll called Quantum Mechanics (an embarrassment).

It explains very clearly some of the different interpretations of Quantum Mechanics.

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Electron Trees


Amusing video from the National Physics Laboratory - very fast narration, 100% not ironic and 100% AMAZING! Interesting visual physics, the electron is an exciting thing!

- JC

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Fluidizing Sand

- Klaus Webber’s Sand Fountain, 2012

 

Is both transformative and oppositional – encouraging a reconsideration (among other things) of what a fluid is, even if water is wet and sand is dry – if one can be substituted by the other then what exactly is the difference?

The falsification criteria that Malte spoke about is also concerned with being oppositional, exploring where our theories and ideas about the world break down and where they hold their own. 

 The Royal Institution have a history of demonstrating the fluidisation of sand, If water can be replaced with sand what exactly is the differentce? :

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1.     This is a Qui-pus:

 

These were recording devices historically used in the region of Andean South America. They date back to 3000 years Before Common Era (BCE or BC). What’s interesting is that the knots tied on the thread and the spaces between them are ordered in a decimal system, just like our modern metric system. They recorded both statistical and narrative information, the present day. We could almost see it at a kind of calendar – for keeping track of observations, for communicating events and planning what’s next. But what’s key is that information is systematised; the spaces between knots, length of string, type of knot and number of knot have a meaning that people in the community understand so the system is STANDARDISED – making it communicative and useful.

 

The need to record events, make models in order to communicate and plan what’s going on and what’s going to happen is important to humans – who are social creates who care about resources – it’s almost instinctive. It makes complete sense to make records if you want to plan.

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Hammer and Feather Drop

Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott on the Moon recreating Galileo’s famous gravity experiment.

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GEEE WIZZZ! 

soap - polarity - lipids

- JC

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Carl Sagan - Legend of the Heikegani crabs

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POWERS OF TEN +++++ !!

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Measurement and Observation: How big was the fish? 
Anatomy and familiar sites and cycles are relational. Systems of measurement have to relate to a theoretical and physical size or quantity. i.e. The furlong (meaning furrow length) was the distance a team of oxen could plough without resting. 
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The Golden Mean Device: the anatomical yard-stick

Measurement and Observation: How big was the fish? 

Anatomy and familiar sites and cycles are relational. Systems of measurement have to relate to a theoretical and physical size or quantity. i.e. The furlong (meaning furrow length) was the distance a team of oxen could plough without resting. 

- JC

The Golden Mean Device: the anatomical yard-stick

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Motion, Gravity and a deceptively complex Rabbit and Egg toy:

- JC

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The Face on Mars
Humans have always projected their own hopes and fears onto interstaller objects like this famous cultural anthropomorphism. As a social species we are particularly hard-wired to recognise faces. Perhaps this is the reason why Jesus pops up on a piece of toast, or a giant face emerges out from the shadows of arbitrarily arranged Mars rocks.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast24may_1/
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The Face on Mars

Humans have always projected their own hopes and fears onto interstaller objects like this famous cultural anthropomorphism. As a social species we are particularly hard-wired to recognise faces. Perhaps this is the reason why Jesus pops up on a piece of toast, or a giant face emerges out from the shadows of arbitrarily arranged Mars rocks.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast24may_1/

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Graphene

– RE

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Move Form

Amazing topological toy - transformative shapes, transformative maths. Seeing maths in action.

- JC

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