Smarter Every Day Episode 285: Prince Rupert’s Drop VS MOLTEN GLASS. Destin Sandlin visits glass artist Cal Breed who snaps a Prince Rupert’s Drop inside molten glass. There also is a playlist of seven videos at Smarter Every Day if you’d like to learn more about Prince Rupert’s Drops.
OK Go Sandbox: Art Together Now (Symphony From Home Version). (YouTube, 4:54min)
“In the first few weeks of the pandemic, OK GO wrote and recorded a song together, alone in our homes. A few months later, a high school choir from Long Island asked for the sheet music, so they could collaborate from their homes the same way. We loved that idea, and invited the world to join. The video you’re about to see is one of the six new pieces made by more than 15,000 musicians, artists, and students from 35 states and 21 countries.”
Veritasium: The Illusion Only Some People Can See. (YouTube, 17min)
“Ames window illusion illustrates how we don’t directly perceive external reality.”
Matt Parker (Stand-up Maths): I wired my tree with 500 LED lights and calculated their 3D coordinates.. (YouTube, 24:37min)
“I’m surprised that he built a project involving lighting up a plane through a cone-shaped tree and didn’t mention conic sections. Missed opportunity, really.
It was a bit elliptic, so you might have missed it — but, between the hyperbole and the circular references, he did offer a parable about a cone and a plane.”