1. Entropy - IdN Magazine v20n2


    from Physalia / Added

    Entropy is the randomness of the microscopic constituents of a thermodynamic system, and a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message. It is heat death, it is inevitable social decline and degeneration- in a closed system, it is accountable chaos. 2000 pictures compose this piece- that is, 2000 perfect different water drops into which we mapped an animation. Droplets that behave and look strangely similar at the stage of less entropy, and become more disordely as they splash. You can check out the making of here: vimeo.com/65155966 We have also started a new blog with this piece, with an in-depth post about it. You can read the long version here: In English: http://physaliablog.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/entropy-long-version/ In Spanish: http://physaliablog.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/entropy-version-larga/ or else have a peek to the shorter one: In English: http://physaliablog.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/entropy-short-version/ In Spanish: http://physaliablog.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/entropy-version-corta/ Credits: Direction & Production: Physalia Comissioned: IdN Magazine Audio: Cypheraudio Programming: Jordi Planas & Physalia Making Of Pictures: Albert Treblah ------------------------------------------------------- www.physaliastudio.com Join Physalia: facebook.com/pages/Physalia-Studio/312137322501?ref=ts

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    • Big Dripper


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      Big Dripper is a robotic sculpture created by Giles Hall in 2011. It is a concept based on Harold Edgerton's Piddler. Edgerton's Piddler, also known as a "Time Fountain", uses a stroboscopic light source to highlight individual drops of water in a constant stream of liquid. With the strobe off, the stream looks like a solid cylinder of falling water. With the strobe on, and correctly synchronized with the actuation of the pump, the individual drips of water that compose the stream are exposed. The drips appear to hang in space as if frozen in time. By modulating the phase relationship between the frequency of the pump and the frequency of the strobe, the device can generate optical illusions of motion. For example, the individual drops can appear to fall slowly, or even crawl upwards. Big Dripper expands on this idea by adding eight individually controllable pumps. By adjusting the phase relationships between the pumps and LEDs, a variety of visual effects can be achieved. Music: Vector Lovers - Neon Sky Rain Arduino source code: https://github.com/vishnubob/bigdripper

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      • The Stillwater


        from Sam. / Added

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        Also known as the "Time Fountain," I had to build my own after seeing it on digg one day. In real life it doesn't flicker and is truly fascinating. I wish everyone could see it in real life. This took me two months and more than a hundred dollars to make... a lot of RnD. My roommates are so sick of it, since I showed it to them every other day saying "look what it does now!" that it's embarrassing to talk about it anymore. But it's new to you!

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