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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Yet More Magic of Incandescent Light...

Following on from the two recent "Magic of Incandescent Lighting" posts...

Now imagine doing this with them 'thar opaque CFLs or LEDs ;-)

More seriously, as the comment says, it is sad to see the demise of the sparkle effect from transparent incandescent lighting in chandeliers, lanterns, fake candles

As seen on Thisiscolossal.com, blog post this month.

As part of his senior thesis exhibition at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, art student Yasutoki Kariya re-imagined the ubiquitous desktop gadget, Newton’s Cradle, using a lovely sequence of light bulbs. Entitled Asobi (which translates roughly as “playing“) the 11-bulb installation creates a visual interpretation of the popular toy named after Sir Isaac Newton demonstrating his third law of motion regarding momentum: that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. However, instead of actual energy created by the kinetic force of steel balls, Kariya devised a method for using programmed light and two surreptitiously placed pistons to create this purely visual experience that’s arguably more mesmerizing than the original concept.

As an added super bonus, the team over at the Experiments in Motion blog created the animation above which easily contends for one of the most beautiful animated gifs I’ve ever seen, already racking up over 167,000 shares on Tumblr this weekend.

Asobi was nominated for the 2012 Mitsubishi Junior Designer Award.


Anonymous said...

yes incandescent sparkle will be sorely missed in some lamps so beautiful in dark wintertime

Lighthouse said...

Thanks, good point, edited post about it