You’ve probably heard the term “ripple effect” from economics or sociology — the idea that side effects from an individual’s actions can “ripple” or continue to spread to a community at large. The concept can be observed by dropping a stone into a still body of water, or by placing a teacup on this Ripple Effect Tea Table by Jeonghwa Seo.
I know this was Seo’s degree project and he’s using it to illustrate societal forces at work, but mostly I just think cooooooool when I look at it. The rippling undulations of water right under the surface are oddly hypnotic and soothing, no?
On one hand, I’d love to know how this was made. On the other hand, I love just being impressed by it.