Take my Lightning but Don't steal my Thunder

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Take my Lightning but Don't steal my Thunder

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:22 pm

Take my Lightning but Don't steal my Thunder, was created by the artist Alex Chinneck, who is well known for creating optical illusions.

Visited this construction on Tuesday, it certainly is a clever piece of engineering, not really an illusion, just basic maths. :wink:

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Postby Brack » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:56 pm

I'm assuming the support framework is in the green bit on the side (nothing else seems to be in contact with the upper part). Is the top just carved foam like my old layout/a film set? If it was light enough then it shouldn't be too difficult. Visually impressive though.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:29 am

later, Forrest Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. -- Nikola Tesla, July, 1934

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:31 am

Aslo http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/ ... float.html

Oh come on, what's with that total bullshit?
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later, Forrest Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. -- Nikola Tesla, July, 1934

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:51 am

Willow Creek Traction wrote:Aslo http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/ ... float.html

Oh come on, what's with that total bullshit?
You cannot make another post so soon after your last; please try again in a short while.


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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:27 am

I find it frustrating when I have made a spelling error, but it only delays me a short while.
Saw the article in last week's news. It is very clever and used ideas we probably use in our models, namely lightweight material, covered to make it look more solid and heavier. The shed on the side is the key to it, but they also had to make sure the old stone cobbles were not damaged.
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