The Electromagnetic Fountain

EM Urban Fountain – all things in flux

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Urban art idea

I’m thinking about a fountain with water valves controlled by magnet solenoids that open and shut to control various pressures of coloured water streams according to electromagnetic activity, with ambient light and sound controlled by nature’s own magnetic fields, modulated by interventions of human-made fields – all things in flux.

Around the fountain are comfortable seats. You can sit by the fountain when you make a call on your mobile phone – watch, listen, feel humidity, airflows, relax. (Here I’m thinking about the strange way people’s eyes move when they make phone calls with mobs – eyes fluttering around, as if taking in the immediate surroundings. Sometimes settling on something, someone – eyes seem to focus, but then looking straight through, as if scanning for another point to fix on.)

For those with high electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS) it could indicate good and bad times.

But how do you build a fountain? Some examples I’ve found are listed below.

Time fountain by Nate True
This is interesting – a time fountain kit where a combination of fluorescent liquid and strobe lighting is used to make it seem as if the flow of water changes direction (time in flux)

The time fountain: http://cre.ations.net/creation/the-time-fountain

Cybernetic fountain
And here is a patent claim for a cybernetic fountain (inventor: Emilio C. Alba): http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5069387-claims.htm

Parker Hannifin Musical Fountain
[ …. A joint effort of Atlantic Fountains and Downing Exhibits of Copley Ohio, the fountain uses over 350 feet of Parflex tubing and hundreds of Parker Fluid Connector and Skinner Valve components. The 6ft pool has 30 nozzles & color lights driven by a PC, three octave MIDI keyboard or drum pad …..]

http://www.atlanticfountains.com/Musical_fountain_PH.htm

Instructions for how to build a musical water fountian:

http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/ee476/FinalProjects/s2006/tj39vls25tmd29/tj39vls25tmd29/index.htm

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Written by ajsteggell

May 18, 2007 at 12:54 pm

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