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Monday, February 14, 2011

Swinging Art!

Thanks to Lea for this one:

This video is about the work of Tom Shannon, an artist who directly integrates science into his paintings. Though he does a lot of science themed work, this video focuses on his work with a pendulum. He created a machine that emits multiple paints (at the same time) while moving in a pendulum. He can control, through a remote control, the amount of paint that is emitted. For example, if he had blue, red, and yellow in the machine, he could lesson the amount of blue or increase the amount of yellow. The paintings are colorful and vivid. They create interference patterns and sometimes even recognizable images. I thought this video was interesting because I'm not familiar with many artists who use science, and am interested in both art and science.

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