above: linear polarization – 2017
electromagnetic induction – 2017
amplitude – 2017
beamwidth – 2017
cross polar isolation – 2017
It was mostly because I’d seen Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos show about Michael Faraday a few weeks ago. But while sitting parked in rush hour traffic the other day, I started to think about all the waves and particles that were bombarding me in my car – radio waves, satellite and cellular signals, and microwaves primarily.
I’ve been looking into it and it turns out that in large cities like Chicago, there are indeed an incredible amount of radio and television transmissions, cell phone and satellite transmissions and microwaves bouncing around all day, everyday.
So while these images are indeed a kind of record of my commute, I’m also alluding to the unseen electronic world that Michael Faraday made possible.
electro luminescent – 2017
While the quote below by Michael Faraday is revealing on a couple of levels, I’ve included it here mostly because I like that there’s resignation as well as optimism in the same line about his work with electro magnetism.
I am busy just now again on Electro-Magnetism and think I have got hold of a good thing but can’t say; it may be a weed instead of a fish that after all my labour I may at last pull up.