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    I love art student Yasutoki Kariya’s Asobi, an entry in Mitsubishi Chemical’s Junior Designer Awards. Johnny at Spoon & Tamago aptly calls it “Edison’s Cradle,” a nod to Newton’s Cradle, “the iconic desktop toy that demonstrates Newton’s third law of motion.”
    August 6, 2012

    Edison's Cradle

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    • CubeMe Mag

      For her senior thesis, art student Yasutoki Kariya turned Newton’s Cradle into an ‘Edison’s Cradle.’ The installation features a transference of light and motion from one end of a series of light bulbs to the other

    • Ariane Tobin

      As part of his senior thesis exhibition at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, art student Yasutoki Kariya re-imagined the ubiquitous desktop gadget, Newton’s Cradle, using a lovely sequence of light bulbs

    • Maureen Halter

      click for "Science is awesome" -- response: yes, but to illustrate you chose a light bulb executive desk toy?

    • TitaWorks

      Edisons Cradle? "Asobi" ("playing") the ubiquitous desktop kinetic toy recreated in light by Tokyo art student Yosutoki Kariya.....

    • Miro Lacasse

      "For her senior thesis, art student Yasutoki Kariya turned Newton's Cradle into an "Edison's Cradle": “Asobi” was Kariya’s bright idea. Meaning “play,” the installation is comprised of 11 computer-programmed incandescent light bulbs hung from strings. They playfully re-enact Newton’s Cradle – or more aptly, Edison’s Cradle – visualizing the transfer of kinetic energy, along with a very satisfying click-clack. Mesmerizing."

    • Ann McDonald

      Japanese art student at Musashino Art University, Yasutoki Kariya, created the installation Asobi, a wonderful lightbulb version of Newton’s Cradle, the physics toy also known as the “Executive Ball Clicker.” Eleven computer programmed lights are used in this visualization of kinetic energy and it has been coined ‘Edison’s Cradle’. Notice that the glass bulbs do not actually touch, preventing them from breaking. Asobi is currently a nominee for the Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award 2012.

    • Greg Cook

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    • Krystyn Frye

      Electric installation - light bulb gif

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