Magnetic Movie

Posted on July 10, 2008  Comments (5)

Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo

Magnetic Movie was shot in NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories at UC Berkeley for Chanel 4 in association with the Arts Council of England.

In Magnetic Movie, Semiconductor have taken the magnificent scientific visualisations of the sun and solar winds conducted at the Space Sciences Laboratory and Semiconducted them. Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt of Semiconductor were artists-in-residence at SSL. Combining their in-house lab culture experience with formidable artistic instincts in sound, animation and programming, they have created a magnetic magnum opus in nuce, a tour de force of a massive invisible force brought down to human scale, and a “very most beautiful thing.”

Magnetic Movie is the aquavit, something not precisely scientific but grants us an uncanny experience of geophysical and cosmological forces.

Cool video: I must admit I am confused at how extensive the artistic license taken with the animation is.

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5 Responses to “Magnetic Movie”

  1. Tary
    July 11th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    Wow, this magnetic movie is really nice!!
    I am asking myself how this is possible?
    I will show your blog some of my friends too-the video is really great.

  2. Chris Gammell
    July 11th, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

    Cool video and definitely something that would have been useful at the beginning of my magnetics class, at least to keep some interest. Much better than diving right into math. I agree about the animation too, a wee bit confusing. Thanks for the video link!

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    October 12th, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    this new feature, Postercasts, is great. I am glad to see SciVee living up to my high expectation. Keep up the great work SciVee…

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  5. sojib
    February 1st, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    wow Magnetic Movie is so amazing . I don’t think about that how can it’s making for movie. Thank your great post.

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