Happy to announce that EUPHRATES (the artist group who did Pythagora Switch chain reaction video in Japan) is visiting Tinkering Studio next summer for two weeks through our artist-in-residence program! In preparation for welcoming their residence here, I wanted to share some more of their work so that we would be a little more familiar with their work before they come.
Here are some videos that they sent us a while ago. They made these short films in collaboration with researchers from the National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) in Japan, and at that time it didn't have English subtitles... but now the videos got English subtitles so that people outside of Japan would enjoy them!
The first one is about superconductivity, and the second one is about shape memory wire. They are both great, not so instructional (I'm saying that as a compliment;-) but rather inspiring and delightful! The videos definitely ignite our curiosities and make us think about what else we can do using these materials.
Anyway, check these out:
The contraption with a candle and a small car reminds me of their Pythagora Switch chain reaction contraption. It would be cool to be able to incorporate this kind of interesting (but still rare) materials into our chain reaction activity in the future! We're so excited to having EUPHRATES as artist-in-residence here in Tinkering Studio. Can't wait to see what they will be working on with us!
Related blog posts about EUPHRATES:
Nice to meet you EUPHRATES (8/11/2014)
A neat stereoscopic book (8/12/2014)
Biological motion in animation (8/15/2014)