Light: Quicker than the Eye

Eli Whitney Museum

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For School Groups


Scientists and artists want to understand how the eye and brain work together. This device lets you spin patterns at controlled speeds. Blend images. Trick your eye into seeing colors where there are none. Make columns wobble in 3D after the artist Duchamp. Animate birds. Create your own illusions.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 5.1: Sound and light are forms of energy.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • MS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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