Chronosynclastic Infundibulum

George W. Hart

Each of the 150 CDs in this 34-inch diameter assemblage is slightly bent as they follow the curve of a sphere.  (They are not attached to a transparent sphere; they are just glued to each other to form the sphere.)  The form is based on the truncated icosahedron.

I took the title from Kurt Vonnegut's writings; it has to do with different kinds of truths fitting together nicely and fathers always being right.  Somewhat coincidentally, another of Vonnegut's books appears in my Millennium Bookball.

Previously at the Northport Museum, this piece is now installed at the Long Island Museum of Science and Technology (press clipping).

Above is a computer-generated model of its geometry which I made first, to help me decide how much the disks should overlap each other.

copyright 1999, George W. Hart