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In the age of Google Earth, the once artful oeuvre of globe-making has been largely replaced by poor quality mass produced products.

Not so the elegant watercoloured earthballs emanating from the open plan workshop of Bellerby & Co. Globemakers of Stoke Newington, London – as documented in this short by Cabnine Films.

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Ferrolic is  a clock that uses the strange motion of ferrofluid (a colloidal suspension of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles) to create shapes and occasionally digits. To wit:

Ferrolic was designed from a strong fascination for the magical material Ferro Fluid. The natural dynamics of this fluid makes that this display bridges the gap between everyday digital screens and tangible reality. Because the fluid behaves in a unpredictable way, it is possible to give the bodies perceived in the Ferrolic display a strong reference to living creatures. It is this lively hood that enables Ferrolic to show a meaning-full narrative like for instance having the creatures play tag. In addition the natural flow of the material, it can be used to form recognisable shapes and characters. Ferrolic uses these both layers in parallel in order to display scenes and transitions in an poetic, almost dance like, choreographed way.

Previous ferrofluidic shenanigans: Ferrofluid Bubbles & The Blood Of Some Strange Machine

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