Sunday, February 3, 2008
I just saw this system of displaying moving text and images using falling drops of water. Its called "Aqua Script" and reminded me of the physics that we have already done and will soon do. It is 2 meters long with a number of magnet-valves that can expel single water-drops on demand. It creates a virtual floating billboard effect and requires a computer to coordinate the timing and speeds of each water droplet to simulate the text made the water drops. So kinematics are definitely required to make this project a reality.
But furthermore this is an example of something interdisciplinary, or at least something in between art and science. So now I'm going to find some super bowl commercials to watch since I missed the game. Enjoy the weekend everyone!