I too make stained glass kaleidoscopes and yes, it is an art form; yes, it
is science; it is also history, technology, social science, psychology and a
whole lot more! Did you ever try to list all the subjects you would have to
study if you wanted to learn all there is to know about art? Or find a
subject to teach that didn't have an art component?
The St Louis Science museum has (or did have) a kaleidoscope/music display
where you "directed" the display. It was just as fascinating to watch the
people as it was to see the images!
Have you seen the kaleidoscope (sorry I don't remember the maker's name, but
I saw it in Branson, MO; for several thousand dollars!) which used a
cluster of tapered scopes reflecting a video tape image. Gorgeous--with
I don't have time right now for more information here, but if the good
ideas already given on this list aren't enough, e-mail me and I'll come up
with some more...
Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
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