William Su – LookingOutwards – 04

Musical Fire Table: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2awbKQ2DLRE

Description from the video: The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music.

While the people that made this didn’t really intend or utilize this as “art”, It is a performance that is really interesting to look at despite how simple it is to get the fire table to work. While i’m not sure if there is any computational stuff behind it (most of it involves simply physics and running standing waves through the gas pipes), I can see this being scaled up, like in a stadium or stage performance with the pyrotechnic stuff that is commonly found there.

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