Asobi by Yasutoki Kariya
“Asobi” was created by art student Yasutoki Kariya for his senior thesis exhibition. Meaning “play,” the installation is comprised of 11 computer-programmed incandescent light bulbs hung from strings. They playfully re-enact Newton’s Cradle, visualizing the transfer of kinetic energy in the form of light. (via Spoon & Tamago)
This is a phenomenal project combining art and physics. Newton’s Cradle is that old desktop toy where swinging metal spheres swing in near-perpetuity, demonstrating Newton’s Laws of Motion in a hypnotic, if synthetic, fashion.
Also, this has more notes than anything I’ve ever seen on Tumblr.