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Cymatic Glass Structures

Wikipedia: Cymatics (from Greek: κῦμα “wave”) is the study of visible sound and 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. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.

Using fine (Bullseye) glass powders I am conducting (haha) Cymatic experiments at nanopod studio.

Using a frequency generator app off my iPhone- which is attached to a speaker. The glass plate is vibrating to frequencies (22hz on up) and the particles are effected, creating various geometric patterns.
These patterns are them tack fused to the glass plates.

If I could get my hands on a Cymascope!
Writing on their website cymascope.comm co inventors John Stuart Reid and Erik Larson, explain: ‘If our eyes could see music we would not see waves, as is commonly believed, but beautiful holographic bubbles, with shimmering kaleidoscopic patterns on their surface.

Stay tuned for images of music in glass!

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