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Compressed "I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism. " (via)
posted by dhruva (21 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
O_o
posted by odinsdream at 6:11 PM on August 30, 2011


That's pretty neat looking. But on a purely esthetic level, I wish he'd used a different color than red.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:13 PM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gorgeous
posted by griphus at 6:25 PM on August 30, 2011


That's pretty neat looking. But on a purely esthetic level, I wish he'd used a different color than red.

Unless there was some symbolism I missed, I agree.
posted by batou_ at 6:31 PM on August 30, 2011


Woah, that's amazing. Does it do anything for the trypophobes in the house?

He needs to combine that with an oobleck aka non-newtonian fluid and a speaker or transducer or other cymatic behavior.
posted by loquacious at 7:00 PM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Pretty cool; it made me think of pulmonary capillaries, for which I unfortunately could not find a video.
posted by TedW at 7:06 PM on August 30, 2011


An eerie tale with whatever narrative we can find to fit it huh?

Well, the I'm going to choose to see it as a parable about the evils of McCarthyism style scare mongering, set against a backdrop of concern about peak oil.

Or, you know, nifty bubbles and ink wrastlin' 'round.

What I'm actually seeing it as is a clear sign that I'm not doing enough neat stuff with the movie mode on my DSLR...
posted by quin at 7:20 PM on August 30, 2011


Interesting. It looks like those 'contaminated by evil' effects in movies/comics.
posted by delmoi at 7:25 PM on August 30, 2011


I liked the red, but I agree, we've all seen enough blood in our bubble baths, right?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:51 PM on August 30, 2011


Parts of it felt like I was playing "World of Goo" again.
posted by fings at 8:11 PM on August 30, 2011


There's a better colour than red to illustrate 'capillary action'?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 10:34 PM on August 30, 2011


Some of the effects remind me of a plasma ball.
posted by mochek at 3:57 AM on August 31, 2011


The scored amped up that experience by about 500 percent.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 4:12 AM on August 31, 2011


He needs to combine that with an oobleck aka non-newtonian fluid and a speaker or transducer or other cymatic behavior.

BTW, if you try this, use a robust amp. There's a lot more force involved when you're trying to move a large mass of non-newtonian fluid, rather than the small mass of a speaker cone.

Trust me on this.
posted by eriko at 5:08 AM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think it totally looks like real life kirby crackle, in motion. Really cool.
posted by Mizu at 5:31 AM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


It reminded me of the first sequence of Fantasia, actually. Very cool.
posted by marginaliana at 6:10 AM on August 31, 2011


Does it do anything for the trypophobes in the house?

It didn't for me, though I half expected it to. However, my reaction to typical trypophobia triggers is usually (but not always) fairly mild, and I can see how it might be a problem for someone who has it worse than I do.
posted by FishBike at 6:46 AM on August 31, 2011


Please turn this into a video-game.
posted by Fizz at 7:32 AM on August 31, 2011


Excellent! Thanks for posting this.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:08 AM on August 31, 2011


THE CANCER IT BUUUUUURNS!!!1!
posted by slogger at 9:13 AM on August 31, 2011


I'm so having a go at doing this myself.
posted by Acey at 3:18 PM on August 31, 2011


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