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Gravity Visualized

Gravity Visualized
Gravity Visualized 1 and 2 is a Jackson Pollock inspired visualization of how gravity works. Einstein first postulated that mass warps space in the fourth dimension. To demonstrate this a large elastic canvas was stretched onto a round stand and a mass was dropped in the center to cause a gravity well. Marbles dipped in paint were rolled in a spiral centripetal motion onto the stretched canvas. As each marble took its course, it painted a unique path until it dropped into the gravity well.

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