Science at the HeART of Summerhall

Throughout the Science Festival, Summerhall has hosted the Sci-Art Trail, a series of exhibitions and installations showcasing the work of artists who are inspired by science in some shape or form. The artwork is spread throughout Summerhall’s gallery spaces, here are a just a few highlights…

Noisy Table

The Noisy Table by Will Nash (pictured above) is a tennis table with a difference. Programmed with a library of digital instruments and samples, it transforms vibrations into sounds which are broadcast live back into the game!

Tim Vincent Smith’s Interactive Harmonographs combine simple harmonic motions of varying frequencies to make images or ‘harmonographics’. Get hands on with the artwork and discover the parallel harmony of music 2D art.
Last year’s Mini Maker Faire exhibitors Botanica Mathematica are showcasing their Binary Bonsai Specimen Collection, small textile trees which split in two and have a knitting ‘recipe’ as their genetic code.

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And Helen Storey’s stunning Dress of Glass and Flame (above) will be lit for the last time on the night of the Mini Maker Faire, available to view from 5pm.

Photography by Chris Scott, www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdonia

 

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