Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Cymatics



What happens when you combine sound with salt? Some really pretty patterns! Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration, usually on the surface of a plate, diaphragm or membrane. Cymatics was pioneered by Swiss medical doctor and natural scientist, Hans Jenny. For over a decade he conducted experiments animating inert powders, pastes and liquids into life-like, flowing forms, which mirrored patterns found throughout nature, art and architecture.

Word of warning: you may want to turn down your sound from 0.40 onwards.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's mind boggling. The apparent order and symmetry of the patterns sends my mind off into all sorts of nice philosophical places. Your blog is a mine of deadliness.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

@Demurelemur: It's hypnotic to watch but i made the mistake of not turning down my sound the first time. Ringing ears!

My blog is sorely neglected as of late-the workers have been slacking off ;p

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