Monday, September 25, 2006

Droplet of Sound

I don't really have a ton to update today. I dropped a reel off to a place here in town that might be interested in a fulltime video producer, so I'll keep y'all informed about that. Mandy has a supah-fly interview tomorrow with a cool, anonymous outfitter here in town. If she gets it, she'll be testing middleware in a growing QA department and assumably making considerable bank - so send her good vibes for her interview tomorrow.

Here is the link for now...

This is a sweet-ass video of a droplet of water being affected by sound waves. There's also a woman with a cool French accent saying important, unknowable things about said droplet. I love fractal fluid boundaries. Stirring ice-cold creamer into hot coffee, watching steam roll off a hot cup of tea, or smoke drift away from a smoldering stick of incense are all good examples of this effect. The coolest thing about fluidic boundaries is that they cannot be predicted or modeled it can only be known to be true as some percentage against chance (like quantum theory). Chaos Theory (or unknowable behavior that emerges from super-complex systems) is something that's come into vogue recently. There's an increasingly large group of engineers of the computer persuasion that think emergent social systems can be modeled using chaos theory. I'm not sure about this since it seems to assume that human interaction is totally reductive and can be represented in every way be our current understanding of information. I'm not so sure. There was a great article in Discover a couple months back argued against theory that reduce mystery. I'll post a link to it, if I can find one. Anyway, check out the droplet. It rawks my sawks.

5 comments:

dolemite said...

well, after watching the happy dancing water magic i somehow ended up here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilLTA4p4MMw&NR

thought it might be useful since you're in the big city now. this guy btw is a bad mutha...

Jess said...

Good luck to both of you in your new employment ventures!! It sounds fun! Who woulda thaought that after a year and a half in GR looking for jobs of interest that you would move and have them coming out of the woodwork. SWEET!!

AdamK said...

Unknowable you say? I recently jotted down a rather lengthy physics formula that accurately predicts the motion of fluidic boundaries. It was written on a receipt from the Taj Mahal and ended up getting washed in a load of laundry. Ah well, back to the World of Warcraft. Gotsta get me an epic mount!

Matt said...

Nice pic, by the way. Is that the real Taj Mahal you linked to?

So, when's your house-warming party, dawg? And when're you getting back online. I miss the cyber-smooches.

AKleiner said...

That is the condensed Americanized version of the Taj Mahal. I like to call it Kleintopia so that there isn't any confusion between the two.

My house warming party will be set after we get done putting in new baseboards and painting the walls.

I switched from the on again off again RoadRunner cable service to the always on ZoomTown DSL service. Haven't seen you on Trillian though.