Sci-Art

Chiaroscuro Zeitgeist

There was recently a beautiful exhibition on ‘SciArt’ (Art using, from and about Science) at my department (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge). On 20th March 2018, to be precise. It was a beautiful dialogue, of sorts, between the realms of science and arts. From fractals representing self-similarity to ‘God’s Toolbox’, it was an interesting mix of installations and art-pieces. It looked into ways of producing art with the various elements and concepts in different realms of Physics and science. In this post, I would like to look into a selected list of exhibits that caught my attention.

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‘Lissajous’by Nicolas Strappini (2017)

If you ever thought that old CRO machines are all that could make simple and yet beautiful Lissajous figures, have another thought about it! A steel horizontal mechanism makes Lissajous figures in sand, in this exhibit.

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A source of motivation for these was apparently the work of the…

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