Electrum: Science As Art

Electrum: Science As Art

Streaming Video - 2015
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Lightning has fascinated man from the earliest times, inspiring both awe and fear. At the turn of the century, scientist Nikola Tesla developed his Tesla coil: an electrical current generator that he envisioned as a potential power source, shooting lightning into the air to be pulled down by energy customers around the world. Almost a century later, artist Eric Orr was commissioned to build a huge sculpture that would throw magnificent lightning bolts. He turned to high-voltage engineer Greg Leyh for help, and the result was the largest Tesla coil in the world - a tower four stories high that generates three million volts of electricity and 40-foot bolts of lightning. So often we think of science and art as being irreconcilable opposites. This program proves the reverse: Electrum is a fascinating opportunity to explore the relationship between technology and art, and meet the people who see beyond the ordinary.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)


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