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Artist Roman Hill made this official music video to go with Thomas Vanz’s “Lucid.” The imagery, formed from ink and other fluids, warps our sense of scale. Though the camera focuses on an extremely small area, to our eyes the results shift from nebulas to oceans and back again. There are likely a whole host of phenomena going on here, but without knowing more about Hill’s ingredients, I can only speculate that there are Marangoni flows driven by variations in surface tension and maybe some density instabilities going on between fluid layers. I’m also fairly confident that Hill has played with time reversal in the video editing. Regardless of the secrets in its making, the film is captivating and gorgeous. (Image and video credit: R. Hill)

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