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Capturing the Impossible: Scientists Catch Schrödinger’s Cat with Quantum Physics

Schrödinger’s cat, the famous thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, was a way of illustrating a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called superposition. The experiment proposes a situation in which a cat might be simultaneously alive and dead—until we try to observe it, in which case it appears as either alive or dead. The concept demonstrates the apparent conflict between what quantum theory tells us is true about the behavior of matter on the microscopic level and what we observe to be true on the macroscopic level. Recently, however, scientists at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna have found a way to actually capture these simultaneous states and make them visible to the human eye. They created a combined image (GIF-ified here) where a cat-shaped stencil was bombarded with “entangled” photons. When two separate particles are entangled, their physical properties appear to correlate and they share a single quantum state (the simultaneous states described above). This means that the photons that generated the image never actually interacted with the stencil; instead, separate photons (which shared the same quantum state as the ones that hit the camera) arrived there. When the researchers, who created yellow and red pairs of entangled photons, fired the yellow photons at the stencil, only the red photons were sent to the camera. Spooky. Interestingly, this mysterious behavior could offer a huge array of benefits, including highly advanced data security and quantum communication.


I think I may need to immortalize my city of birth with special locations because who doesn’t like urban geographic crafts?

Haptic Lab City Map Quilt Kits

#haptic  #quilting  #maps  #nyc  #crafts  


Olafur Eliasson’s “Riverbed” Converts a Museum into a Natural Landscape

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, known for his large-scale installations employing elemental materials like light, water, earth, and even atmosphere, transformed an entire wing of Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art into a riverbed for his first solo exhibition. The work, which uses rocks, soil, and running water to precisely emulate a natural landscape, stands in stark contrast to the white walls of one of Denmark’s most important Modernist buildings. Originally designed in 1958 by architects Jørgen Bo and Wilhlem Wohlert, the Louisiana’s staggered, irregularly sized portals create an experience that highlights movement through space. By filling the Louisiana with a landscape its galleries might have replaced, Eliasson heightens the haptic qualities of this experience and points to the reality of the museum as an institution and a physical locality. The work raises the question of how natural and built environments might intersect, though it is up to the viewer to decide whether this tension is constructive or destructive.

Olafur Eliasson keeps impressing. I miss the waterfalls.


Jewelry in motion: Kinetic architecture for your hands

by Dukno Yoon

More GIFs at Experiments in Motion

Structural movement


a film negative, 2014 (re-soaked negative)

negative film manipulation:

from household items and other special enzymes

Jobo C-41 color home processing kit

Kodak Gold 400 35mm



Film wonder

Miura fold, via imgur


Design Crush

Nothing. Really. Nothing.





Hair Embroideries, Sula Fay

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"The great wave of Kanagawa" (1831) by Katsushika Hokusai

One of my favorites. Love Hokusai.

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Um, hello Cousin Matthew.

Double hello, Cousin Matthew. I’m suddenly ok with your tv series death. Like poof! All better. Lady Mary will be /just/ fine. I’ll take things from here, M’kay? (Yes this is not a usual post, but hot f*cking damn)