Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Dance of the Metronomes

Put 32 metronomes on the same surface. Set them to the same tempo, but different start then a slightly different times. What happens?

Of course, you know what happens. But how it happens, that’s interesting. Look at the lower right about about 2 minutes in.

For informed commentary, hop over to Cosmic Variance.

ADDENDUM: Ligeti's Poème symphonique. H/t Ben Marshall-Corser.

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