::NOT A CAMERA OBSCURA::Camera Lucida
is an art project of the raddest caliber. Using the principles of sonoluminescence, whereby bubbles acoustically cavitate (read: pop due to sound waves) and give off flashes of light, they've built a tank in which one can see
In order to visually register the customarily invisible dynamics of sound waves without introducing a simulation mechanism such as a recording/playback medium or a computer interface, one must tap into the delicate juncture between the sensorially separated bandwidths of light and sound.
Here's the pdf article
Of note: The HQ for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Nagoya, Japan is "crowned by a fountain filled with titanium dioxide spheres." I have
to see this. A Google image search is no help. Anyone?
Okay, now. Follow the link at the beginning of this entry. And watch the video. It is most, most excellent.
(I first heard about sonoluminescence on NPR. I'm thisclose
to becoming a member because of that.)
(via we make money not art