7 minute lesson
What would it be like to be electrocuted by music?
ArcAttack is using Tesla coils to turn bolts of purple lightning into music. As crazy as this sounds, it’s true! Tesla coils use something called “resonance” to send jagged shafts of electricity through thin air. With careful programming, these can be used to play electrifying music.
Take a look at this video to see how it works!
ArcAttack is demonstrating how art and science can work together to make something amazing.
Their work helps us realize interconnected music and physics really are.
These kinds of creative collaborations are important because they help to inspire our senses of wonder and curiosity. Perhaps helping us find passions for subjects we didn’t know we had!
Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is a curious group of atoms in a curious universe, and he’s here to tell you how it all works. New science videos come out every week on the It’s Okay To Be Smart Channel!
Find Joe on Twitter: @okaytobesmart or @DrJoeHanson.
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“Musical Tesla Coils in SLOW MOTION! Featuring Physics Girl.” YouTube. It’s Okay To Be Smart, 14 June 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGhNgeg9IAw>.