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So I went to research about how each elements in the periodic table has a unique color and characteristics. And I found this website SpectroChrome

Dinshah Message/Theory:

1.The Sun is the source of all life and energy conveyed to the World by Oscillatory Potentiality of a spiral character, composed of the elements  essential to the chemical existence of the live Universe. All growth dependent on Solar Energy.

2.Sunlight is part of the energy converted to a specific purpose.

3.The light evolved from Solar Energy is White. It’s Emission Polarity has 7 main divisions. They are red, orange, yellow, green, blue indigo and violet. Every chemical elements exhibits a preponderance of One or more these colors under oscillatory disintegration. The world has all the elements that are known in the sun.

I found this interactive application where each chemical element is translated into a magical note base on what happens in an atomic nucleus as it decays from its excited states down toward its ground state. This decay happens in steps between the different energy levels in the nucleus. Each transition corresponds to the emission of a photon, a “gamma ray” which is a characteristic energy equalling the difference in energy between the levels.

Every nuclide has its own unique set of excited states and decay patterns, creating its own musical fingerprint. Since the microcosmic world is ruled by quantum mechanics, even each decay sequence is unique. It is a stochastic, random process, which leads to virtually infinite variations.

The Radioactive Orchestra uses information on transition energies and transition probabilities (each decay can often proceed to different lower-lying levels, with certain probabilities that can be deduced from experiments) in order to decide which kind of photon to emit. Its energy (measured in kiloelectronvolts, keV) is converted to an audible frequency in Hertz. The higher the gamma ray energy, the higher the pitch of the sound you will hear. This is also visualized graphically as a coloured gamma ray emitted from a schematic image of the nucleus. The colour of the photon corresponds to the energy, similarly to the colours of a rainbow. Using control buttons, the Radioactive Orchestra enables the user to modify the sounds and they are normally constrained to a musical scale. Several different nuclides can be made to “radiate music” simultaneously. The results can be stored in various file formats or exported into different applications.

I felt it was really into the microscopic world of the invisible nuclei.

Radioactive Orchestra

Questions and things to do

– Due to the educational nature of the project, facts have to be objective backup with sources and references. Not subjective nature

– Think about how colors and sounds relate to the chemical elements. Do colors have sounds? Or is it the elements that have sounds?

– Consider carefully the aesthetics

– Infuse a sense of wonder, poetry to trigger their imagination

– Think about a “system” that enables them to remember. The system should not be too complex but simple and easy to remember. Stories can be integrated.

 

The SOUND CLOUD is a speaker with a light emitting glass. The speaker works with a sound module attached to the glass surface. The module vibrates the glass surface and creates high quality sound. The glass panel consists of 3 layers of glass, which makes the sound even deeper. A glass fitted in the middle is a light emitting glass called “LED in Glass”, invented by QUANTUM GLASS. LED bars are fitted around the edge of the glass to direct light beams through the edge of the extra clear glass sheet, which is refracted out of the front side by white enamel screen print. I tried to create a thin layer of cloud using millions of tiny dots of light. It visually should float in the air. So, it gradually disappears near the ground.

The sound is designed by the French based Sound designer, Gling-Glang. My request to the sound designer was that visitors should be able to feel the sculptural construction of the music by walking through the glass panels. They should be able to hear the sound move from one to another, jumping back and forth and echoing from the panels.Furthermore, when all the connected speakers
work simultaneously the sound wave hit is an incredible feeling.