Monday, July 4, 2011

The Quantum Parallelograph

Here's a cool artwork I found on the website of Fast Company that incorporates the weirdness of quantum mechanics:

The Quantum Parallelograph, by Patrick Stevenson-Keating, plays with the idea of a person being able to learn about his parallel self in another world. I'm not yet sure how accurately this artwork reflects quantum mechanics, but the basics seem right. At the very least, this kind of artwork is helpful because it makes abstract physics tangible, in a way. Like the hands-on exhibits in San Francisco's Exploratorium, the Quantum Parallelograph makes science accessible, and conveys the notion that every person has the ability to understand abstruse thought.

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