Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Inspirations for Wave Crossings

A chart of Chladni Patterns discovered by Ernst Chladni and first published in 1787.
Ernst Chladni

Polynesian Stick Chart navigation training device. Also known as a mattang. From the Marshall Islands, Micronesia. Probably 19th or early 20th century. Charts were used to demonstrate and map the relationship between Pacific islands and ocean swells. System of mapping ocean swells had not been accomplished before. Made from bamboo.

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