An incredible neon canopy that evolves every day inspired by nature’s rules and patterns – and grown by you!
Using neon straws and a simple joining technique, come and experiment with branching or forking shapes found in plants, trees and everywhere in nature.
Called bifurcation, this branching pattern has the potential to grow into all kinds of fascinating forms.
The rule of bifurcation is found in plants (root systems, branches, leaf veins), but also in the human body (neurons, blood vessels, arteries), and in the greater environment (river systems, canyons, lightning).
Mathematicians call this kind of repeating shape a fractal, found not only in nature and mathematics, but also in coding and computer-generated imagery (CGI) in film.
Make mini models of these mathematical marvels and help grow an incredible hanging garden.
Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply is part of a suite of special events throughout 2017 celebrating Scienceworks’ 25th birthday year.
Suitable for families with children aged 5+
Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply is developed and delivered in collaboration with artists Ben Landau, Briony Barr and Lucile Sciallano and based on the 'Grow Lab' concept, originally seeded by the City Of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab.