February 1, 2013

Novelty items are amusing by their very nature. Look at them in a new light and you’ll notice something unexpected. I recently plugged-in an old lava lamp, wondering what would happen if it was cranked… to warp speed.

Here’s a little fast-motion video experiment with the lamp. It’s documented over four hours, then condensed into a vid just under six minutes.

In the sped-up video, the languid wax blobs are transformed into dancing, ebullient forms… cool to watch. It’s retro-fast-forward.

Click the image to enjoy: