"Protrude, Flow"
August 23, 2001 1:21 PM   Subscribe

"Protrude, Flow" A most amazing artistic endeavor - metallic filings dumped in oil to make magnetic liquid, and the fun that ensued afterwards. Make sure to check out the video as well! (from memepool)
posted by skinjob (11 comments total)
Wow this is cool.
posted by tweebiscuit at 1:31 PM on August 23, 2001

I was at SIGGRAPH and didn't get to see this =\ I was working our booth for most of the show though, and only really got to check out the gallery and emerging technologies on the Friday.. maybe they'd gone by then.

I did get to check out another installation where you spoke into a microphone, that caused the effect of the letters you spoke to fall into a pool of water, where they floated around.. you could catch them and stir them. All done with projections. Very neat.
posted by SiW at 1:50 PM on August 23, 2001

Words fail me.

Insert: drool+gawk

Imagine the possibilities!
posted by fuq at 1:50 PM on August 23, 2001

Memepool also posted some links today if you wanna buy or make your own ferrofluid.
posted by kindall at 1:54 PM on August 23, 2001

gah! I mean...GAH! My brain is skipping.
posted by Hackworth at 2:09 PM on August 23, 2001

Bravo, skinjob... great link!
posted by silusGROK at 2:14 PM on August 23, 2001

This was *the* coolest thing at siggraph. As you go into the booth, you can see the live video projected on the wall, but, since its a video, it just looks like cg. But, when you get close and realize that it's real, it's unbelievable!
posted by electro at 2:15 PM on August 23, 2001

That is amazing! I saw a link on FilePile, but didn't bother watching it until now... looks like something that will show up in a Tool video... creepy/appealing
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 3:31 PM on August 23, 2001

I've seen this in the flesh. It's even cooler than it looks here. It really seems to bridge the mechanical and organic.
posted by dong_resin at 4:04 PM on August 23, 2001

Yet another example of art imitating X-men The Movie. (Wish I could find a photo of that gadget to link to, but...)
posted by Sinner at 9:11 PM on August 23, 2001

That was very very cool. Thank you.
posted by stoneegg21 at 9:15 AM on August 24, 2001

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