For her senior thesis, art student Yasutoki Kariya turned Newton’s Cradle into an ‘Edison’s Cradle.’ The installation features a transference of light and motion from one end of a series of light bulbs to the other
“Asobi” was Kariya’s bright idea. Meaning “play,” the installation is comprised of 11 computer-programmed incandescent light bulbs hung from strings. They playfully re-enact Newton’s Cradle – or more aptly, Edison’s Cradle – visualizing the transfer of kinetic energy, along with a very satisfying click-clack.
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