Sound is a natural phenomenon. Now what exactly does that mean…

It occurs naturally, in a pure form. It affects change on other natural entities. Take water or sand for example: both can be shaped, manipulated, and distorted by sound. The waves from sound effect visible change in physical entities. How am I the only one geeking out about this?????

Sound makes funny shapes. We don’t usually see it in real life but when you put together water and sand with speakers bumping at different frequencies, you’ll start seeing spirals and kaleidoscopes and other wild objects. This new video by Nigel Stanford and directed by Shahir Daud features all those awesome cymatics in action.

And as a bonus, this video basically fries my brain. The reverse effect at the end is basically one of the most trippy things I’ve ever seen sober.