|At the Jet Propulsion Lab I have been fortunate to work with interesting materials.
Aerogel is 99.8% air, yet a 1in thick piece would protect your hand from a blow torch. It has been used to catch dust from a comet and insulate the rovers on mars. But its effect on light is what I find so stunning.“For those who dream, Faraway does not Exist”
This was done for the JPL museum. It is about the dreams of those who work there. It is now traveling. If your museum or event would like it for some time let me know.
This version is a bit more interactive. There are infrared lights inside the display case and when your hands move over an open slit, the aerogel directly across from your hands turn colors.
watch the video on http://directedplay.com/aerogel_faraway.html|