Richard Paton

Brain Melt (the wave function collapse)

According to quantum physics a particle exists as a wave throughout the universe but when it is observed and enters our consciousness it becomes a measurable particle, with the aid of scientific instruments, this is known as ‘wave function collapse’. A wave is converted by our mind from a probability to something with structure and locality. Therefore consciousness plays a fundamental part in the structure of the universe, it implies that the universe can only exist, or come into being, if it is observed. This kinetic sculpture is less an illustration but more a meditation on the fact. To see it working goto: http://richardpaton.com/wave-function-collapse/

Factsheet

Dimensions
50cm, 30cm, 90cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight
7kg
Year
2020
Material
Metal, Sound, Mixed Media, Bronze, Plaster
Style
Kinetic Art
Theme
Kinetic Art
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