A Mind Of Its Own


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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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6 thoughts on “A Mind Of Its Own

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        This would be a wonderful investment for a coffee shop / restaurant / bar. I’d watch this over a pint for sure.

  1. Peavolov

    The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”… and I’ll whisper “no.”

    1. Tidy Dave

      Given that we can float in water which has a density of 999.97 kg/m³ – with a density of 1025 kg/m³, surely they could just swim in the blood until getting to high ground?

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