Ferrofluid Ferrofluid on glass, with a magnet underneath. Ferrofluid has been submersed in sugar water. Sugar has been added to increase the density of the water to the point where the ferrofluid appears weightless A ferrofluid (portmanteau of ferromagnetic and fluid) is a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field.
FerrofluidFerrofluid - The current who, what, where, when and why of ferrofluid ‘Morpho Tower’ (2006) Sachiko Kodama | Minako Takeno Lying in a bathe of ferrofluid, the tower stands in a changing environment. When the magnetic field is introduced, it becomes layered with points. The magnetic field lines align themselves along the ridges of the towers, and stand out boldly. The points continue to the top of the tower and spread out, like a fractal.
Magnetic Liquid is Crazy
Sachiko Kodama "Morpho Towers -- Two Standing Spirals" (2007) Collaborator: Yasushi Miyajima (Sony CSL) Special Thanks:Satoru Saito, Kingo Arakawa, Takeshi Aoki, Osamu Sumiya(UEC), Megumi Sato Music: Tetsuhide Hidaka, PIRAMI Image copyright (c)Sachiko Kodama, music by Tetsuhide Hidaka (Windows Media Player) “Morpho Towers--Two Standing Spirals” is an installation that consists of two ferrofluid sculptures that moves synthetically to music. The two spiral towers stand on a large plate that hold ferrofluid. When the music starts, the magnetic field around the tower is strengthened. Morpho Towers - Two Standing Spirals
Dynamic Self Organisation of Ferrofluid