Todd Johnson’s Shockfossils are “multimillion volt Lichtenberg figures in acrylic.” He masks acrylic slabs with lead and then rents time on a commercial particle accelerator and the result are beautiful, fern-like fractals.
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Mini Post-It sponge
A mini Menger sponge built from Post-Its. Each Post-It was torn into 16 equal squares, then folded into units and assembled into the sponge. Post-its offer surprisingly structural durability and are easy to get in large quantities making them ideal for assembling structures like these.
Beyond the Infinity
‘Beyond the Infinity’, a multisensory installation by french artist and theorist serge salat, interweaves mirrors, light, music, and fractal art in an architecture that conflates visitors’ perceptions of space. The installation is installed at shanghai’s westgate mall from september 16th through 18th, 2011.
‘Beyond the Infinity’ is designed as a mystical journey, in which the visitor progresses into the reflected layers of dreams endlessly nested in each other. Inside the installation, as music plays, the lighting pulses and shifts as visitors move through a series of room-like spaces whose dimensions are almost indiscernible as a result of the infinite reflections cast by the mirrors.
On a 9-channel system, the lighting varies from ultraviolet blue to white, traversing each minute a complete cycle that recreates the effects of dawn through sunset and night. Visitors pass first through a blue lattice grid with a darkened section monikered the ‘vertical infinite fault’ that seems to eliminate the space where they walk.
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