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…
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.
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.
Today’s post focuses on artist Jenny Dockett , who creates magic with paper and light.
Using a variety of recycled papers, card and material; she builds complex icosahedron lanterns and fills them with LEDs. Mesmerising effects are achieved by the light passing through different thicknesses and colours of the papers.
These solid shapes have been known since ancient times and were described in some detail by Pythagorus, Theatetus, and Euclid. Plato assigned each shape to one of the four classical elements. The cube represented Earth, the octahedron air, the icosahedron water and the tetrahedron fire. But what of the dodecahedron? Plato said it “was used by the god for arranging the constellations in the whole heaven”.
Jenny will be creating an illuminating geometry room at the Mini Maker Faire – we can wait!
Discover the unique sound creations of artist and musician Sarah Kenchington.
As well as taking part in the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, Sarah will appear at the Mini Maker Faire Afterparty on the evening of Sunday 7 April, celebrating a successful day of making and the end of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Tickets for both these events are available now. Visit sciencefestival.co.uk for more details and to book, or call the box office on 0844 557 2686.
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