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LENSES, an prism-filled light & sound installation

Lenses by Hush Studios, an interactive light and sound installation that transforms as prisms bend and refract light in different ways… just move and twist them on the wall surface. The composition is “then read by custom software and translated into sounds in real-time, resulting in a warm, ambient soundscape to accompany the powerful visual composition.” From Wikipedia:

An optical prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that refract light. At least one surface must be angled—elements with two parallel surfaces are not prisms. The traditional geometrical shape of an optical prism is that of a triangular prism with a triangular base and rectangular sides, and in colloquial use “prism” usually refers to this type. Some types of optical prism are not in fact in the shape of geometric prisms. Prisms can be made from any material that is transparent to the wavelengths for which they are designed. Typical materials include glass, plastic, and fluorite.

A dispersive prism can be used to break white light up into its constituent spectral colors (the colors of the rainbow). Furthermore, prisms can be used to reflect light, or to split light into components with different polarizations.

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