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Ferrofluid Art

Posted in Magnets by Chetz on April 7th, 2007

Ferrofluid ArtThe idea behind ferrofluid is to take a liquid that has magnetic properties and introduce a magnetic current through it. The field will then interact with the fluid, pulling and pushing it along the lines of current. When it’s in motion ferrofluid is an amazing thing to look at as it twists and distorts in patterns, looking almost like it’s some kind of alien life form related to The Blob.

It probably should come as no surprise that someone has combined ferrofluid with music and created a new form of art. Morpho Towers: Two Standing Spirals is an art installation where the ferrofluid moves independently to the music and not under human direction. The result looks like a pair of Christmas trees that the T-1000 from “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” might own as branches and spikes appear on the “trunks”, break off and reform as the music changes. A two-and-a-half minute long music video is on YouTube that you can watch and be mesmerized with. Our question is how long do we have to wait until we can walk into a store and buy our own ferrofluid lamp? Check out the video:

via Boing Boing

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