LO 4

Michelle Dang (mtdang) Section D

Nigel John Stanford is an artist that created Cymatics, a music video that focuses on chladni plate art. He placed sand on a chladni plate (a sheet of metal) that was attached to a speaker. By playing different tones, the plate is divided into regions that vibrate in opposite directions and the sand shifts to locations where there are no vibrations. This creates symmetrical patterns based on the frequency of the audio. He experimented with different amounts of sand, shapes of chladni plates, and levels of volume as well as what frequencies created the most interesting repeatable patterns. I am interested in how formulaic the relationship is between frequency and the patterns. How does a higher frequency affect the pattern compared to a slightly lower frequency?

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