Friday, August 08, 2008

Sachiko Kodama's dancing fluids

Japanese artist-physicist Sachiko Kodama creates works of art that utilize amazing scientific phenomena. It's not animation or any other kind of photographic trick — it's for real.

In one work, titled "Protrude Flow," Ms Kodama uses electromagnets to make ordinary dirty black oil — a ferromagnetic liquid, or ferrofluid — seemingly come alive.

See this amazing behavior in the video short "Sachiko Kodama: When I Met This Material":

—Mellow Monk

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