Making electromagnetic fields visible

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Making electromagnetic fields visible

Hot on the heels of Sinister7, the “aether detector,” comes this other piece of spooky-tech, an electronic “scrying” device for detecting and giving form to the invisible world of electromagnetic fields. The explanation on the site is slightly torturous artspeak, but the concept is kind of interesting.

Scrying [boards] – [via] Link

14 thoughts on “Making electromagnetic fields visible

  1. Chris says:

    ::The explanation on the site is slightly torturous artspeak::

    More like unintelligible nonsense mixed with the biggest grammatical failure to ever grace the internets.

  2. jon says:

    kids, let this be a lesson about why we never mix postmodernism and soldering irons.

  3. RainyDayInterns says:

    We will be the first to “scry” that it is BS….

  4. looksie says:

    it’s all well and good for art and science to mix. But the practice of obfuscating simple things like this with crappy art-speak is pretentious and retarded.

  5. artmark says:

    Sterling-silver example of someone trying to sound over-educated by mostly-improper use of “big words”. Like the way Don King talks: “What we need to do, at this juncture, is obfuscate our corrugations and yield our domesticity to our agraricity”. Whenever I hear someone communicating thusly, it makes me wonder why they’re out to distract me. Snake oil, anyone? Good for what ails ya…?
    Hucksters, begone!

  6. dave says:

    good idea

  7. Sidewinder58 says:

    Has anyone yet been able to decipher what this guy is going on about!?!? I’m confused to say the least. Please, for the love of god, could someone give an english explanation of what it is and how it works.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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