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Artwork Visualizes Standing Waves

Artist Daniel Palacios created the art installation simply titled “Waves.” Two motors in opposed positions rotate a piece of rope, causing it to whip through the air at high speed. The rope is coerced into a standing wave form, giving both visual and aural feedback to the viewer.

[via The Creators Project]

6 thoughts on “Artwork Visualizes Standing Waves

    1. Visualization is to make something visible to the eye – in this case in a compelling manner. These are waves visualized through spinning rope, much as a Ruben’s tube consists of waves visualized by flame.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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