Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dominoes in Art and Science

Domino Chain Reaction (short version) 

from: Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of Awesome

Stephen Morris  Published on Oct 4, 2009  1 min. 10 sec.

A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino.

Original idea by Lorne Whitehead, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 51, page 182 (1983).

See
http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0401018 and
http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.0615
for sophisticated discussions of the physics.

As seen on QI in the "kinetic" episode. I was contacted by those Elves.

http://youtu.be/9jzlUEpXK48?t=39m30s

DOMINOES Copenhagen, long pre-film - Metropolis Festival 2013

DOMINOES by Station House Opera opened Metropolis Festival 2013 in Copenhagen 1 August.

This is the pre-film, where the dominoes travel through the island Amager before they enter the Copenhagen mainland.

Watch the final DOMINOES film - short version - here: http://youtu.be/C9rIY-5r4XY

More info on www.kit.dk

AND NOW...  If you're tired of looking at square things, try this:

Balls on escalator


Jukin Media Verified (Original)
 

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