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PassingThrough

Hey there

I would love for you to have a look at a new short I just finished. Called Passing Through. Passing Through was made in collaboration with iPower and to show what designers could do to express what the engineers of the project are not able to do. iPower is mainly build up of large team of engineers.

https://vimeo.com/44193401

Movie is aiming to show that electricity is all around us and we need to show greater respect for it, there is not unlimited amount of resources to create electricity in the world.

The text used for the narration of “Passing Through” is part of a speech Serbian scientist and inventor
Nicola Tesla delivered in 1893 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Though today less known than
figures like Edison and Einstein, Tesla was more or less the father of much of our modern technology, since
he among other things developed the foundations of the European electrical system based on alternating
currents and the principles of wireless radio communication.

Narration text:
“Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present.

A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”

Nikola Tesla “The Electrical Review, 1893”

It is interesting to see, Tesla saw it already in the beginning that we do not have unlimited resources, and we have to take care of them.

Thank you

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Olafur Haraldsson
www.olihar.com