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Psionics and Time Travel Experiments: Closeup, via Desiree Holman
As I mentioned, I did the kinetic and lighting elements for several helmets made by Desiree Holman for her recent Sophont project. I also just finished the kinetic elements on another piece for the project, a communications helm with choreographed EL wire; I’ll show you pictures and hopefully video of that soon. In the mean time, here are some good photos of the Sophont show at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in October 2013. There are a lot of images of the helmets I worked on :-). I’m happy with how this artistic relationship is developing. (Images via Desiree’s Facebook page)
I told you that I worked on the kinetic elements of Desiree Holman’s most recent art piece, Sophont. The installation, along with my bits are at the Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver until November 23rd!
I’m going to make an admission. When I first saw her art, I it didn’t really excite me but I thought, “Sure, let’s make art, let’s make it kinetic!” After hanging around it for a while and most recently reading the catalog, it’s seeping in. I’m starting to get it and I like it! Art is funny that way.
I was standing on the train talking to a student in my Electromagnetics class about a project I’m working on. He had come up with a really brilliant observation. His station came all to quickly and he hopped off while I stayed on. A moment later, the guy standing next to me on the train said, “That was a really interesting discussion you were having. Are you chemists?”
I responded with a glint of appreciation and a smile, “No, we’re artists.”
I revel that during the ride our conversation ranged from the nature of an electronvolt, linear accelerators, and power transformers to the hidden physics and volumetric-related difficulties of accelerating a stream of projectiles such that virtually no gap existed between them in flight.