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November 2011


I’m researching ferrofluid in hopes of creating (a) an installation of magnetized fluid and audio (a.k.a. Liquid Audio) and (b) creating a computational couture design utilizing this ridiculously beautiful and responsive material.

Ferrofluid is a interactive liquid that is powerfully magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluids are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water.) Large ferromagnetic particles can be ripped out of the homogeneous colloidal mixture, forming a separate clump of magnetic dust when exposed to strong magnetic fields.

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3B pencil sketch (Derwent, for those who care…) reworked in SketchBook and finished off in Illustrator. Three analogous methods for expressing my current fascination with the spinal column. Looking forward to part 4: engraving in acrylic.

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