Molecular Vibrations of the Radiant Body: Reversed Engineering a Portrait of Human Energy into Light, Sound and Machine Movements

Molecular Vibrations of the Radiant Body: Reversed Engineering a Portrait of Human Energy into Light, Sound and Machine Movements
Kal Spelletich creates a series of machines that celebrate the scientific method and reference foundational discoveries by Newton and Galileo.

 Employing pendulums, telescopes, and sound and light waves, Spelletich creates works that require the paHere I recreate historic gravity, light and sound wave experiments with contemporary technology. Both science and art are human attempts to understand and describe the world around us.



Studying the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it.

















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The way in which an event or course of action is perceived by the public.


4 Machines Exploring The Fundamentals Of Our Universe-

1. A Disturbed Transference Of Energy Through Matter and Space With Little Or No Associated Mass Transport.
2. Molecules Vibrating With Absorbed Energy
Sound Waves To Water Waves. A Disturbed Transference Of Energy Through Matter Or Space With Little Or No Associated Mass Transport.
3. The Splitting And Refracting Of Three Laser Beams
Inspired by NASA’s celestial mustering of the distance to the moon.

4. Macroscope
A Hybrid Micro-Telescope.

In these anti-intellectual and anti-science times, one can’t, after all, erase facts from history. The earth is not flat, vaccinations stop pandemics, evolution is factual and happening, not all conspiracies are real, the earth is warming, religions are based on myths, all peoples deserve equal rights and opportunities.

One of the innate needs of humans is to understand the world around us, and then share that understanding. Science is an objective method that can generate universal knowledge. Over the centuries religious institutions have been hesitant to embrace such ideas as heliocentrism and planetary motion because they contradicted the dominant understanding of various passages of scripture. New research in genetics is poised to transform the understanding of disease and the practice of medicine, agriculture and other fields.

  • If one is into capitalism, half the economic growth since World War II can be traced to innovations in science and technology.
  • All people must push candidates and elected officials to express their views on the major science questions facing the nation or risk losing out to those countries with reality-based policies.

Anti science views jeopardize democracy. There are massive social and environmental costs to denying science.

Here is a wonderful intelligent book about the veracity of Science:

Why Trust Science? by Naomi Oreskes is published by Princeton University Press (£22). To order a copy go to










A Custom Made/Hacked Microscope.

Lenses, video camera and projector built to see and hear the unseen and overlooked. An audio sensor picks up movements triggering sounds giving a large voice to the quiet and yet critical microorganisms we share with the planet.

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 I use of non-speech audio to convey information or perceptualize organisms. Auditory perception has advantages in temporal, spatial, amplitude, and frequency resolution that open possibilities as an alternative or complement to visualization techniques.







Lenses, video camera and projector built to see and hear the unseen and overlooked. An audio sensor picks up movements triggering soundsyet critical microorganisms we share with the planet.

From flat earthers (Never before in human history have more people seen the Earth’s curvature with their own eyes.) to climate denial to anti-vax to a resurgent eugenics movement, vaccines, mind-control rays, …






Here we have a recreation of an early motor. This is important because science is real.

Just a year after electromagnetism was discovered, the great scientific thinker Michael Faraday figured out how to turn it into motion.

In 1821, a year after Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism, the great scientific thinker Michael Faraday figured out how to turn it into motion, thus creating the world’s first motor. Though a primitive device that served no practical purpose, it was a great leap for humankind and led to the much more sophisticated motors of today. We also see randomness, chaos and chance at play summoning John Cage and the DADAists.







I like to say, Gravity Always Wins!
Here I reference Sir Isaac Newton an English mathematician and mathematician and physicist who lived from 1642-1727.

Descartes’s Laws of Motion First Law: every simple thing remains in its same state and never changes except through external causes. A machine activated by ones flashlight (most likely from your phone) Light waves activating Gravity Waves.











The machine is a made with a Baoding ball. They are metal balls small enough to hold in one hand. They are also known as Chinese “balls for ball practice” exercise balls, Chinese health balls, Chinese meditation balls, and Chinese medicine balls. Baoding balls are used by rotating two or more balls repeatedly in the hand. They are quite mellow and relaxing.
Second Law: matter tends to go on moving in a straight line.
But of course matter is compelled to swerve by meeting other pieces of matter
Third Law: Law of Impact
1. Two parts: When one body collides with another,
a. if its power of continuing in a straight line is less than the power of the other to resist, it bounces off.
b. but if its power of continuing is greater than the power of the other to resist, it carries the other along, imparting some of its motion to it


Optics is the branch of physics that studies the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it























E? =E0 y^ cos(? (x-ct))B? =E0 z^ cos(? (x-ct))


The Very Large Sonic Warfare Harp

You can look away from a picture, but not from sound.



Traveling Waves
Sound is produced when something vibrates. The vibrating body causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate. Vibrations in air are called traveling longitudinal waves, which we can hear. Sound waves consist of areas of high and low pressure called compressions and rarefactions, respectively. Citing Pythagoras, Marin Mersenne, Ernst Chladni, Thomas Young, Christian Johann Doppler, Wallace Clement Sabine.


Time. It takes a while. An experiment in changing time


Does time have a deeper more complex structure than we understand? Is time flexible ? Is it non-linear? Can time slow down? Stop? Even reverse?? What was the beginning of time?
Physics is the only science that explicitly studies time, but even physicists agree that time is one of the most difficult properties of our universe to understand. Even in the most modern and complex physical models, though, time is usually considered to be an ontologically “basic” or primary concept, and not made up of, or dependent on, anything else. Is there another way to measure time? Can we understand the ultimate fate of the universe? Understand the multiverse?
Pendulum Clock: A Silver TimePiece
Mined silver from the waste stream used as a pendulum (which were early time keepers).
How do we understand time? We go back to the beginning of human kind’s attempts to measure it. I reference the foundational discoveries by Isaac Newton. As the pendulum swings at different speeds we notice a different perception of time. The pendulum is made of silver, mined from the San Francisco waste stream, melted down and cast in the shape of a pine cone (the traditional form for pendulums). The tine that makes the sound is a depth measurer. A priceless measuring device I use in my workshop constantly.

The Italian scientist Galileo first noted (c. 1583) the constancy of a pendulum’s period by comparing the movement of a swinging lamp in a Pisa cathedral with his pulse rate. The Dutch mathematician and scientist Christiaan Huygens invented a clock controlled by the motion of a pendulum in 1656.
noticed that a pendulum swings at a constant rate (at least, almost constant for small angles). At the end of his life he devised a scheme for using a pendulum to regulate a mechanical clock. However, the first reliable pendulum clock was only demonstrated by Huygens 15 years after Galileo’s death.
The phenomena such as time dilation for fast-moving objects, gravitational time dilation for objects caught in extreme gravitational fields, and the important idea that time is really just one element of four-dimensional space-time.
Relativity also allows for, at least in theory, the prospect of time travel, and there are several scenarios which allow for the theoretical basis of travel in time. There are even theoretical faster-than-light time-travelling particles like tachyons and neutrinos. However, the concept of time travel also brings with it a number of paradoxes, and its likelihood and physical practicality is questioned by many physicists.
Quantum mechanics revolutionized physics in the first half of the 20th Century and it still represents the most complete and accurate model of the universe we have. Time is perhaps not as central a concept in quantum theory as it is in classical physics, and there is really no such thing as “quantum time” as such. For example, time does not appear to be divided up into discrete quanta as are most other aspects of reality. However, the different interpretations of quantum theory (e.g. the Copenhagen interpretation, the many worlds interpretation, etc) do have some potentially important implications for our understanding of time.


Laser Etched Marble and Paper


A companion to this project are Laser Cut and Etched Marble slabs and paper of Historic Scientific Breakthroughs, see here:


I am going back in time, when the sciences and the arts were one (metaphysics if you will), to the fundamentals of how the universe works, how we observe it and how the cosmos functions. When we are out of sync with the universes, we are doomed.


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