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Black Light Strobe Fountain

More artistic effect, fewer seizures.
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Strobes on moving water create interesting effects but don't get used in public water features because strobes are also annoying, especially if you suffer a seizure because as a result of looking at one. It's hard to comment on the beauty of a fountain when somebody's rammed your wallet in your mouth to keep you from chewing off your tongue.

A black light strobe under the fountain could produce the effects you want, especially if the water had UV fluorescent dye added to the water. The ambient white light in the room would obscure the black light strobe while still allowing enough of the effect of the strobe lit glowing water to be enjoyed.

Enjoy a surrealistic fountain display without chewing your tongue off.

doctorremulac3, Feb 26 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6RTnvL4jByA Baked by artist Olafur Eliasson [xenzag, Feb 26 2018]


       For some reason this idea seems vaguely familiar
hippo, Feb 26 2018

       I believe those fountains in the link are illuminated by regular lights. They're also in a dark room.   

       The idea would be a black light strobe in a well white light illuminated room so all you saw was a regular water fountain moving in weird ways. Suspended droplets and the like.
doctorremulac3, Feb 26 2018

       This is actually a good idea, apart from the ambient white light. You really want only the black light strobe to illuminate the droplets, otherwise you'll wash out the effect of the fluorescence.   

MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 26 2018

       You might be able to balance them to get the right effect, but yea, too much ambient white like and that's all your seeing.
doctorremulac3, Feb 26 2018

       Do an image search for 'Olafur Eliasson water strobe' and see just how comptenhensive is Olafur's creative orignality. When you run out of ideas, just turn to one of the world's greatest living artists. He's also someone whom I greatly respect and admire. {g'is a job!}
xenzag, Feb 26 2018

       Very nice stuff, thank you Xen. We may be very different but we both appreciate beautiful things.
doctorremulac3, Feb 26 2018


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