Thin Film Interference

This is the very firs experiment I did in DS10, October 2012. Even if I was unable to find an architectural application, i still find the interference colour patterns to be beautiful images, so I’m posting them here, hoping they will inspire someone else.

Thin-film interference occurs when incident light waves reflected by the upper and lower boundaries of a thin film interfere with one another to form a new wave. Check out the wikepedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-film_interference

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Marco Cochrane’s Bliss Dance

Below is an interview of Marco Cochrane, the sculptor who designed Bliss Dance, the 40 feet (12meters) high dancing woman at the Burning Man Festival 2011. People used his I-phone app to control the lighting inside the art piece.

Above: The Bliss Dance Sculpture at Burning Man with Light controlled by I-Phone App.