Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner (1984) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. His images capture in unique and imaginative ways natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, centripetal forces, iridescence, or the unique properties of magnetic ferroliquids. His exploration of the unseen and poetic facets of the natural world is an invitation, as he says, “to stop for a moment and appreciate the magic that constantly surrounds us.”
A bursting ballon filled with corn starch. For a tiny amount of time, the starch still keeps the shape of the balloon, forming this blossom-like structure, before it collapses.
Black Hole is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.
The combustion of alcohol. A flame is stopped in time as it travels through a glass bottle, containing whiskey and oxygen.
Fabian Oefner’s TED Talk
Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo’s Stone Fields are created from several fractal subdivision strategies.
“I love the work by Richard Long, from which this project takes its cue. The way he fills lonely landscapes with arcaic stones patterns and its eroic artistic practice, in his monumental vision, is in strong contrast with this computational approach that – ironically – allows virtual stones creation and sorting in a non phisical, mental way, a ‘lazy’ version, so to speak. The virtual stones created from several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorithm. A mix of attractors and scalar fields drives the density and size of the stones.”
Scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute used sophisticated methods to form 27 model heads based on tiny bone fragments, teeth and skulls collected from across the globe.
Dan Petrovic from http://dejanseo.com.au morphed the images:
Measuring the Universe from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo.
Truly impressive molecular visualisations of DNA.
Jonah Lehrer (born June 25, 1981) is an American author and journalist who writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience and the relationship between science and the humanities.