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Utilize the near-mythical properties of our favorite dessert-gravy to make art.
Right, Custard. The proper stuff made from Bird's custard
powder, none of that fancy-schmancy stuff, is essentially
corn starch solution. As such, it exhibits some wonderful
non-Newtonian properties... it behaves like a
sold if you put it on a vibrating platform.
So, take a powerful vibrating
platform. Place a tube on
Fill the tube with custard. Take the tube away and
in the custard cylinder that vibrates in front of you.
invite a sculptor around and marvel as they chisel away
a free-standing lump (pool?) of liquid.
Now, providing you still have power, you will have a
sculpture of a... er.. something, who cares to marvel at.
your girlfriend comes round, you may invite her to pick it
Then enter the short film you made of the whole thing to
some snobby film festival with vague hints about human
reliance on power and contextualization of physical
[AusCan531, Jan 15 2014]
||Freeze drying to set the final shape?
||Have you never had a blancmange made in a rabbit shaped jelly mould?
||<wonders if there is a market for a rabbi shaped jelly mould, realises there probably is one already...>
||NASA has used cornstarch <link> and ultrasonic
vibrations to model the behaviour of ablative heat-
shields during re-entry. By tuning the vibrations,
they can simulate the behaviour of material under
extreme thermal stress.