Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Exhibits

Joining our freshly painted walls and reorganized displays are two new exhibits, both collaborations by Exhibit Manager Bill Lee and former Exhibit Builder/Designer John Ito.

Swirl, a stand-alone sculpture featuring rheoscopic fluid under glass, evokes air and ocean currents and was inspired in part by a trip Mindport's staff took to Science World in Vancouver a number of years ago.  I can't help but say, "Come give Swirl a whirl."  All flippancy aside, it's a lovely exhibit.

Magnetic Molasses, which shows off the interaction between a large magnet and an aluminum tube, is a re-visioning of our original table top version.  The new magnet is mighty enough to be a danger to folks with pacemakers and to credit cards, so be sure to stand back a foot or more while operating if you have either.


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