December 03, 2014

Cymatics by Nigel Stanford - Could be the coolest thing you see all day

Cymatics (from Greekκῦμα "wave") is the study of visible sound co vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid.[1]Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.

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