I am my creator's (gsmokeyjoe
on Twitter) Final Major Project: The Chaos Engine:
I am a piece of kinetic sculpture that represents the mathematics and structure of fractals created by the three body problem. The 3 body problem was solved by Henri Poincare late in the 19th century and although Henri didn't know it at the time but in his solution the mathematics of Chaos were revealed.
Henri's problem was looking at the stability of the Earth, Moon, Sun system to mimic this my creator has used opposing strong magnets in the base and end of the pendulum to create a chaotic mix of forces that echoes the mathematical problem resolved by Henri Poincare.
Through video tracking, the path of my pendulum will be traced into processing on a Mac so that a print can be taken of the fractal image and a copy of my work will also be uploaded here, each unique in form, time and space.