Cymatics is the science of studying waves created by sound. When materials are moved at different frequencies, they resonate and create fascinating patterns. In this workshop we will experiment by resonating different metal plates and observe how the patterns change. We will capture the moment when the pattern happens by casting on top of it with Jesmonite, “freezing” it into position. You will make bookends made from Jesmonite with beautiful chladni patterns engrained on their surfaces.
London design studio Unit Lab was founded by designer-maker Cindy Strobach and designer-engineer Mike Vanis with the aim of bringing science out of the lab and into everyday life. Having met at the Royal College of Art, the duo launched their studio in November 2015 with the Gravity Ruler – a desktop tool for measuring both length and weight – and have gone on to work on a number of projects that translate scientific theory into physical objects. Alongside its core projects, Unit Lab creates workshops and installations for schools, museums and cultural institutions.
The workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 16+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £35 (£25 students) with all proceeds supporting the SCHOOL SCHOOL after school club for local state school students.