Time-lapse video of magnetic putty engulfing various rare-earth magnets
October 8, 2012 9:00 PM   Subscribe

Time-lapse video of magnetic putty engulfing various rare-earth magnets
posted by not_on_display (33 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I came here to say "I WANT SOME MAGNETIC PUTTY!" and sure enough, you can buy the stuff!

(but I prefer the soundtrack on not_on_display's link. That is, NO soundtrack)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:06 PM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Tube Dubber is broken so just open this and then play the FPP video.
posted by The Whelk at 9:07 PM on October 8, 2012


Or, Whelk, you could go with Rare Earth.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:09 PM on October 8, 2012


not menacing enough.
posted by The Whelk at 9:12 PM on October 8, 2012


Guess I picked the wrong day to stop watching Videodrome.
posted by zippy at 9:18 PM on October 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


This was filmed in Antarctica, right?
posted by stet at 9:18 PM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


not menacing enough.

Putty funky for white boys, though.

and the first time I'd ever come across that long version. wow!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:20 PM on October 8, 2012


flapjax at midnite: "I came here to say "I WANT SOME MAGNETIC PUTTY!" and sure enough, you can buy the stuff!

You can also make your own.

(but I prefer the soundtrack on not_on_display's link. That is, NO soundtrack)"

YES.
posted by not_on_display at 9:21 PM on October 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like it.

Something about the silence, colors, harsh lighting and aspect ratio makes it look like some sort of experimental public access show. I think it needs a lynchian industrial hum mixed with static and the woosh woosh sound of a heart and audio of military training videos, preferable about chemical warfare.

Maybe mix in some clips of that rotting fox from that NIN video, clips of a guy eating a steak by played backwards so it looks like he is spitting peices out and re assembling it in the plate, and blood flowing through veins.

That would be pretty sweet. There is this awesome bar in the village that has mixed media shows I could totally show it at. The bartender there is super cute and I can tell she is sorta into me.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:26 PM on October 8, 2012 [13 favorites]


Wait, something's wrong, there's no "Call Me Maybe" in this at all.
posted by Stoatfarm at 9:34 PM on October 8, 2012



Something about the silence, colors, harsh lighting and aspect ratio makes it look like some sort of experimental public access show. I think it needs a lynchian industrial hum mixed with static and the woosh woosh sound of a heart and audio of military training videos, preferable about chemical warfare.


Actually the best song to mash up science demonstration clips to is this

Throw in Big Dog and some quadcopters and you've got it made.
posted by The Whelk at 9:42 PM on October 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Assume all links NSFW

Something about the silence, colors, harsh lighting and aspect ratio makes it look like some sort of experimental public access show.

Long live the new flesh

oh, the double-lol of watching the Criterion release of Videodrome on Youtube.
posted by zippy at 9:55 PM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


By lynchian industrial hum, I mean his layered room tone.

Plus some tighter close ups of the goop. That is how you know it is artistic. Maybe a close up of an eye blinking, or skin. Contrast the sinister biomechanical goop, as it relentlessly feeds on magnets, to defenseless flesh. Biomechanics and body horror aren't really Lynch's thing so I guess it is more in line with Videodrome.

If it was Lynch, you would see an alternate main character killing killing his own wife reflected in cube magnet as it was being swallowed by the goop, then the main character would wake up to find he was the wife all along and the husband is dead. The phone would ring and upon picking it up the main character would hear a voice say "hello this is black goo" while a Roy Orbison song played in the background.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:17 PM on October 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ubbo-Sathla!
posted by JHarris at 10:53 PM on October 8, 2012


First they came for the neodymium magnets and I didn't speak out...
posted by MuffinMan at 12:23 AM on October 9, 2012


If any of you guys do end up buying this, please don't fuck with it and be super careful around kids. I've been making ferrofluid for a while and nanoparticles of magnetite haven't really been meaningfully tested for long term safety. It doesn't make sense to use gloves or anything, but make sure it doesn't interact with food or anything that could get inside of you.
posted by Blasdelb at 12:34 AM on October 9, 2012


That's never going to come off the magnets, is it?
posted by cromagnon at 12:50 AM on October 9, 2012


Reminds me of this Vladislav Delay music video
posted by ACair at 1:34 AM on October 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Guess I picked the wrong day to stop watching Naked Lunch.
posted by a non e mouse at 2:08 AM on October 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I. I. ... I started watching it and was thinking "ooooh cool".. but then my brain just started screaming "eeeeewwwwww MAKE IT STOP". Fascinatingly creepy, and erm strangely squick.
posted by Faintdreams at 3:00 AM on October 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


This post could consist of nothing but the sentence "There is such a thing as magnetic putty, and you get it from a place called Putty World" and it would still be a great post.

Putty. World.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:56 AM on October 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


From the Putty World FAQ:

You should never eat Thinking Putty. If a small amount is accidentally ingested, have no fear, you'll be able to play with it again in a few days.

Genius.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:12 AM on October 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Tasha! Noooooooo!
posted by lalochezia at 5:32 AM on October 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Soundtrack.
posted by pashdown at 6:31 AM on October 9, 2012


A performance art piece. A man sitting in a chair, magnets hidden in his gloves. He is served a plate of goo. Slowly the goo starts to eat him. (Lynchian music, etc.)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:32 AM on October 9, 2012


Magnetic putty was a hit stocking stuffer in my house 2 yrs ago, and it's still being played with today. There's still plenty of time to order before xmas.
posted by selfmedicating at 7:11 AM on October 9, 2012


Seconding the strangely squick...
posted by hamandcheese at 7:37 AM on October 9, 2012


Awesome! But man, the name is NOT helping the squickness of it. It's as if it's sentient.
Engulfing putty....
Devouring putty....
Thinking putty.
posted by Westringia F. at 9:49 AM on October 9, 2012


soft putty made of magnets
posted by The Whelk at 9:52 AM on October 9, 2012


...how does it work???
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:27 AM on October 9, 2012


I'd be very, very careful with this stuff. It may share qualities with the radioactive species...


X the Unknown!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:55 AM on October 9, 2012


The phone would ring and upon picking it up the main character would hear a voice say "hello this is black goo" while a Roy Orbison song played in the background.

That goo you like is back in style.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:10 PM on October 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: make sure it doesn't interact with food or anything that could get inside of you.
posted by herbplarfegan at 1:25 PM on October 9, 2012


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