Laser Cone

in 1966 Nam June Paik was in residency at Bell Labs - the company that pioneered the Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation - what we now call lasers.

Inspired by the new technology he created the piece "Digital Experimentation at Bell Labs" which turned this newly invented scientific miracle into an artistic marvel. The analogue and digital worlds collided for one of the very first times in an orgy of rapid colour and brilliant movement. 

Lie down under the cone...

Lie down under the cone...

Stare up at the surface 

Stare up at the surface 

See the beams

See the beams

Shape the light

Shape the light