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Prisma 1666 is Inspired by the Work of Sir Isaac Newton

By: Meghan Young - Published: Dec 16, 2011 • References: supernaturedesign and mymodernmet
Inspired by the work of Sir Isaac Newton, Prisma 1666 is an interactive art installation that plays with light and color. It was specifically influenced by Newton's famous optics and color theory experiments performed furing the year 1666. Prisma 1666 is so impressive that it won the 2011 Shanghai International Science and Art Award for the best creative design.

Created by Super Nature Design in collaboration with Wonwei, the Prisma 1666 interactive art installation features 15 triangular crystal blocks that were randomly placed around a pristine white room, although it might be hard to believe that this room was once a blank slate. A projection of bright colorful graphics is refracted and dispersed by these blocks through the use of a touch interface, which visitors to the installation can interact with.