An Introduction To Cymatics

Discover The Freaky World Of Sound Made Visible      05/08/09

Make Magazine created this often hypnotic look at the world of cymatics - the study of visible sound and vibration.

Notes Make's Collin Cunningham:

Sound can have some amazing effects on liquids - and some downright bizarre effects on non-newtonian fluids such as the conveniently simple mixture of cornstarch & water.

James Lewin
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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Nick B    Said...

Wow, that is amazing. Looks so freaky, worthy of a horror pick. If you chuck in some food coloring too you might get something really horrible.

05-Aug-09 04:56 AM


Marc JX8P    Said...

Now that is cool!

05-Aug-09 06:35 AM


DBM    Said...

Strange !

If Peter Gabriel had seen this Sledge Hammer may have been a very different video .

On another note the water version of the experiment reminds me of a phase scope and I wonder if that could have been the preverbal light bulb ?

14-Aug-09 03:38 AM


   Said...

Reminds me of Zappa's 'City of Tiny Lights' video - That was freaky too...

20-Aug-09 09:18 AM


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