Fun

8-Bit Samba Loop.

Another great animation find for today. This little video just makes me smile. This is a where something deceptively simple, is actually a rather complex piece of animation that is timed so well to the 8-bit synth soundtrack. I love the vector illustrations and the bright summer color. It’s just happy, how could you not smile while watching this.

Resonance Visualized.

OK this is cool blend of art, science and music. Before you watch the videos  here is a warning from the creator of the video. If you are wearing headphones turn the volume down before playing the second un edited video so you don’t damage your hearing.

What we have below is an experiment that uses a tone generator to vibrate sand on a metal plate into distinct patterns created by the frequency of the audio. Say What? In other words Sound vibrates the plate and makes cool patterns.

“So this experiment is the Chladni plate experiment. I used a tone generator, a wave driver (speaker) and a metal plate attached to the speaker. First add sand to the plate then begin playing a tone. Certain frequencies vibrate the metal plate in such a way that it creates areas where there is no vibration. The sand “falls” into those areas, creating beautiful geometric patterns. As the frequency increases in pitch the patterns become more complex.”

Remember To Turn The Volume Down Before You Watch This.