Tag Archives: gravity

Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg: A Gravity-Defying Chain Reaction

It’s been a while since we’ve had a quality Rube Goldberg device here on Colossal and it appears the folks over at Toronto-based 2D House have stepped up to the challenge. Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg is an extremely slick chain reaction aided by magnets and all matter of visual trickery. Just watch, try to guess which way is up, and have your mind blown. 2d House has also produced a number of other Rube Goldberg devices which you can see here. (via colossal submissions)

Incredible Brushless Paintings by Amy Shackleton

First: watch the video. Twenty-five year old, Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton paints these lusciously drippy paintings without use of a brush or fingers, instead she relies on good old gravity (and occasionally string as a guide) to move the paint slowly across the canvas in delicately controlled pours. The video above captures the somewhat tedious yet brilliant process in detail, as a 30-hour painting session condensed into two minutes. I find this so unbelievably amazing and beautiful. See more of her work here, and you’ll have a chance to see it in person at Art Toronto 2011 in October. (via gizmodo)

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Anti-Gravity Dancing

A beautifully choreographed dance performance inside a wind tunnel at Skydive Arena in Prague. What glorious fun this must be. Music by Casiokids, if you’re into that sorta thing. (via neatorama)


Though the trend of desaturated photographs of people floating has reached a fever pitch, this unique take on the idea by Jens Sage caught my attention. More of his work here.

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Gravity, Meet Your Archenemy

A new ad for Asics shoes by Vitro, USA. I want so badly to believe this is real, but I don’t quite see how it’s done. If somebody wants to explain the science to me I’d love to hear it. Actually, on third viewing it looks like there’s just little stoppers on the lines and they blow the pingpong balls with air, in which case I think this is certifiably awesome. (via i believe in advertising)

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Balance Study

Whoa. I have no idea what this is, suffice to say, I want one. Balance Study is a video by Jacob Tonski that studies balance filmed from a fixed horizon. Tonski says the project began as a metaphor for the disorienting experience of art graduate school. (via trendbehere)

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