Friday, December 4, 2009

Pure Magnetism: The Unseen Lives of Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Magnetic Fields Animated

Magnetic fields surround us invisibly, though we don’t often think of them being there. Filmmakers Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt (as Semiconductor) wondered what magnetic fields might look like, and they set out to animate their spirited dance. Their short film “Magnetic Movie” was filmed at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley. VLF (very low frequency) recordings are paired with audio of space scientists discussing their findings about planetary and solar magnetic fields.