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Cymatics
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It was during my days at TED Global in Oxford, in the end of July 2009, during a talk by Evan Grant, that I discovered Cymatics - the study of wave phenomena and the effect of sound (vibration) on matter. Cymatics is a fascinating area of study for anyone interested in Data Visualization, or in the pursuit for visual sound. Named by Swiss medical doctor Hans Jenny, Cymatics derives from the Greek "kuma" meaning "wave", to describe the periodic effects that sound and vibration has on matter. The apparatus is fairly simple, usually involving a Chladni Plate (a flat brass plate excited by a violin bow), the results however are spectacularly complex and visually stunning. There are many parallel interpretations to Cymatics, but my favorite relates to crop patterns.
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