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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Flint Weisser: magnetic fields @ Pratt gallery

magnetic field drawing

Flint Weisser
Steuben South Gallery C.
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn NY

The show features victorian scientific equipment, and drawings created by
manipulating magnetic fields. Heres a couple of shots from opening night. . .
The exhibition closes on Friday, the gallery is open from noon to five.

The crookes tube, is a type of early cathode ray, the precursor to tv,
neon, and xray. It's a spark gap with the resistance of air being
decreased by applying a vacuum. This causes the glass to glow.
With the static generator, turning the handle causes the acrylic
cylinder to rub on the rabbit fur which creates a static charge. The
ball chain lifts the charge and transfers it to the leyden jar. Leyden
jars are like capacitors, positive on the inside, negative on the outside.


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