Rainbow string

Shiny!Anyone who knows me will know that I just love that intersection where science and art meet. And things like this are precisely why!

Paul Friedlander, one of those delightful rare individuals who’s both a physicist and an artist, put together a kinetic art exhibition at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. His sculptures, if that’s really the right word, use chromastrobic light. The light changes colour so rapidly that it appears to be a single colour to the eye. Any static objects would appear perfectly normal. A moving object, however…

Friedlander’s work uses a simple white string. Moving under the light, the string reflects different colours, depending where it is. The effect is a vibrant vortex of dancing colour! Genius!

Check out more pictures at My Modern Met.

I love this idea so much

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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