Visual Magnetism


Visual Magnetism is an interdisciplinary art and science project that engages the senses and stimulates wonder and curiosity in the participant.  Hand-held magnets let the viewer manipulate ferrofluid in a display tank, creating a sensory feast of the remarkable visual and physical properties of ferrofluid. Live video projection from a perpendicular viewing angle is shown on the ceiling, providing a full exploration of the fluid’s behavior.


Visual Magnetism 
Interactive magnetism and ferrofluid sculpture

A collaboration between:
Bevan Weissman
Matt Forkin

Special thanks:
Brown University Division of Engineering
Brown University Creative Arts Council
Greg Crawford