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Aeolian Landscape presents a swirling storm of sand inside a large chamber covered by a plexiglass top. A knob on the top of the exhibit rotates a sturdy fan set in the base of the chamber.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
These tiles aren't really crooked–they just look that way.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
Build an arch that supports itself.
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
Sand scattered on a large metal square vibrates and jumps in response to the sound of your voice. When you hit just the right note(s), the sand spontaneously migrates into elegant geometrical patterns.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
Daily cycles of the city are projected onto a miniature topographic map of San Francisco.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6: Observing Landscapes
A kinetic pattern seems to move as a visitor's viewpoint shifts.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
An animal that blends in with its environment is much easier to see when it's moving than when it's still.
Draw hypnotically flowing patterns with a swinging table, and watch friction cause the patterns to slowly shrink along a spiral path.
Liquid glycerin drips down, creating unique shapes and shadow patterns.
Step inside—and reflect.
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