Takeshi Murata: Melter 3-D

Caution: Don’t view this if you’re prone to epilepsy. I was lucky enough to attend the grand reopening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this weekend. While there will be more writing of that coming soon, thought I’d give you a look at one of the museum’s coolest exhibits. Takeshi Murata’s Melter 3-D uses strobe lights to create this amazing optical illusion sculpture.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate, Or: Wine Glass Reflections

Wine Glass Reflections

This week’s challenge calls for something intricate, and I immediately thought of this wall at the Exploratorium.This is part of the “Simply Smashing” exhibit by Rebecca Cummins: A 20-foot wall of about 900 glasses, all filled with water to create optical effects with the reflections. Large version available here. Another angle can be seen here.

Do The Robot!

A little something I came across during Pi Day. One of the optical effects exhibits at the Exploratorium features toy robots, mirrors, and a spinning table. You wish your old flip books were this cool.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light – Nobody Expects The Spanish Baggage Claim!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light - Nobody Expects The Spanish Baggage Claim!

You want to see lights, eh? I took this at the Madrid-Barajas Airport baggage claim in May 2011. You wish your baggage claim looked this cool. It’s almost as unexpected as the Spanish Inquisition!