Edinburgh Science Festival: Somewhere in the Universe it Rains Diamonds

A new work by Edinburgh based artist Theodore Koterwas contrasts the romantic mystery of the cosmos with our tedious efforts to understand it.

Edinburgh Science Festival: Somewhere in the Universe it Rains Diamonds

About Edinburgh Science Festival: Somewhere in the Universe it Rains Diamonds

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Carbon is a basis of life but potentially the source of our demise. In its purest forms, carbon appears as both sparkling diamond and dull graphite. On Earth, graphite is far more common but, in the atmospheres of gas giants, carbon fuses into diamond raindrops, beautiful shards – valuable but deadly. A new work by Edinburgh based artist Theodore Koterwas contrasts the romantic mystery of the cosmos with our tedious efforts to understand it. An Artificial Intelligence that was trained on the handwriting of astronomers tirelessly scrawls data from these wondrous stellar events onto a dusty wall of graphite.

Please note that City Art Centre is a family venue and as such adults are welcome to enjoy the exhibition while their children attend workshops and activities.

Image: Theodore Koterwas

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