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June 24, 2007

Floating light bulb

photo of Jeff Lieberman's floating light bulb

Looking for a art installation that is both elegant and possessed of a metaphor that even the most literally-minded art newbie can latch onto? Check out Jeff Lieberman's Lightbulb. Lieberman has created an incandescent lightbulb that floats...fully lit...in mid-air. It looks like magic, but it's actually clever electronics. (Though, come to think of it, if electronics isn't magic, then I don't know what is). The bulb is filled with LEDs that get power via induction, and the bulb itself floats via a combination of electromagnetism and Hall effect feedback.

Want to make your own? Lieberman has full technical details.

Tags: art  electronics

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at June 24, 2007 07:45 AM