Games and Interaction design

Monday, December 19, 2005

Magnetic Fluid Art Project

Like something out of a science fiction film, these installations created by Sachiko Kodama of the Magnetic Fluid Art Project, are stunning and more than a little unnerving. Using a NASA developed fluid that reacts strongly to magnetic fields, they modify the surrounding magnetic field in response to sound input, to generate patterns that the fluid is bound to follow. The result is a series of stunning organic patterns, reacting to voice, music and ambient sounds, in a form that appears to be a ghibli-esque amorphous lifeform, that performs like a pet for the artists. Mesmerisingly creepy, I'm amazed that this hasnt been used more (although I'm guessing that the kit is probably quite pricey). Would be so great to connect to a webcam input device for an Abyss-style interaction with the blob.

(Found from the ever-amazing We Make Money Not Art)


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