Magnetic Field Visualizations

Posted by Scott

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This post strays a bit from the normal audio / visual fare you might be used to finding here, but whether or not you care about the science behind this film, it’s a visually stunning piece and well worth the 5 minute run time. 

Magnetic Movie is an aptly titled animated short which uses animation to visualize magnetic fields. We can normally only visualize magnetic fields in large scale contexts such as our Sun’s Corona or Earth’s Polar Auroras, so it is very interesting to be able to see the small scale fields that we interact with on a day to day basis. The animations and sound design in this short are superb. Now if we could just control these things maybe we could get a Tokamak working.

Watch Magnetic Movie

"A Semiconductor Film by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt shot at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, California"

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AndresM says:

June 2, 2008 at 7:11 pm

AH! I absolutely love Semiconductor’s work! Everything they do completely blows me away. They have a few pieces with music that are beautiful


EJ says:

June 4, 2008 at 7:05 am

wow that animate projects website has a beautiful layout. Good typography seems to be hard to come by in the form of html websites these days. Perhaps because of the limitations of the software and the language itself, but this is very inspiring.