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05:57 pm, mearaoreilly
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Last year I collaborated with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for her Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were choreographed and synced to the basslines of songs. The video was designed to be projected on the floor so as to give the appearance that Björk stands on a large cymatic device. In some cases, the projections occurred on backdrop screens. You can read more about the project here.

For the best listening experience, please wear headphones: the low basslines that the patterns are synced to don’t read well on most laptop speakers.

Cymatics for Cosmogony (bassline) from meara o’reilly on Vimeo.

Cymatics for Moon (excerpt with full instrumentation and vocals) from meara o’reilly on Vimeo.

Cymatics for Moon (bassline) from meara o’reilly on Vimeo.

Cymatics for Hollow (bassline) from meara o’reilly on Vimeo.

Produced by: Snibbe Interactive
Director of Photography and Editing: Noah Cunningham
Assistant Director of Photography: Elia Vargas
Project Manager: Sharon Hibbert
Production Assistant: Sharon Pieczenik

Special Thanks to:
Isaiah Saxon
Sean Hellfritsch
Saul Griffith
Ray Gruenig
Tucker Gilman
Joshua Kit-Clayton
Andrew Benson
Curver Thoroddson
Damian Taylor


05:40 pm, mearaoreilly
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I’ll be debuting a prototype of my Chladni Singing exhibit for the Exploratorium at tomorrow evening’s After Dark program.
Nov. 3rd 2011, 6-10 pm
3601 Lyon st
San Francisco CA 

I’ll be debuting a prototype of my Chladni Singing exhibit for the Exploratorium at tomorrow evening’s After Dark program.

Nov. 3rd 2011, 6-10 pm

3601 Lyon st

San Francisco CA 


08:31 pm, mearaoreilly
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I’ve been working on building a new glass chladni plate. The other day I was drilling a hole in the center of a sheet of glass with a small carbide bit when it unexpectedly shattered. If you look closely, you can see that the shards of glass are not only continuing to fall apart, they are actually popping apart with force! Any ideas about why this is happening?