This gift-worthy photo frame “slows down time” to help you appreciate the finer things in life

In a year so fraught with adversity, the Slow Dance frame helps distract your mind, calm you down, appreciate the intricacies and beauties of life, and bond with people around you. Jeff Lieberman’s iconic artpiece, the Slow Dance, is a frame that has the ability to stretch time through an optical illusion, allowing you to almost get carried away to a magical new world. Built with an electromagnetic vibrator and a strobe-light that work together with impeccable accuracy, the Slow Dance frame makes things inside it flutter in an invisible breeze, in slow-motion. You could be in a room with absolutely no wind and the feather or flower still sways on its own in that hypnotic slow speed, engaging you, calming you down, and helping you focus – like nature’s own fidget spinner.

Crafted just like a photo-frame, the Slow Dance sits perfectly on a wall or a mantelpiece. While the outer frame itself houses all the inner workings, the center is made to be transparent, allowing you to suspend a flower, leaf, or feather within it and admire it from a multitude of directions. Switch it on, and the object within the frame begins fluttering in slow motion, without any external stimulus (you should really check out the video above). The illusion relies on two core components – a precisely engineered system within the Slow Dance’s frame, and your eye’s ability to see in 24 frames per second. On the inside, an electromagnet causes the feather/flower/leaf to flutter away, and LED lighting built into the frame’s inner edge strobes/flickers at a precisely calculated rate to make that chaotic flutter seem like slow-motion choreography. I admit the science behind the frame’s working isn’t a part of the Slow Dance’s charm… It’s sort of like lifting the veil on a magician’s magic trick. That being said, regardless of the object you secure to the Slow Dance, it flutters magically in slow motion perfectly, making you experience time slowly. In fact, the Slow Dance comes with additional modes too, allowing you to choose between the slow-motion flutter to a clone-mode that lets you create two instances of the same object, and even a glitch mode that lets it flicker and jump in time and space!

In its intent, the Slow Dance is one of those products that inherently tries to bring out your curious inner-child. Just the way slow-motion scenes in movies are created to make your jaw drop, the Slow Dance inspires a similar feeling, making you want to stare at it for hours as you just appreciate time as a concept, and how physics and biology come together to create something so powerful and moving (literally, and emotionally!) The Slow Dance was originally envisioned by Jeff Lieberman as a gift for his friends, but the overwhelmingly positive response he received for his product prompted him to take it to Kickstarter, delivering over 2500 units, and garnering the attention of publications like WIRED, TechCrunch, and Fast Company. It’s no secret that the Slow Dance makes an incredible gift (after all, it started off as one), and if you’re looking for a mesmerizing home-decoration for your stay-at-home New Year’s Eve party, or for a gift to give a loved one this upcoming holiday season, you can head down and grab yourself one of these visual-wonders for yourself. Don’t forget to use our special Holiday Discount Code that gives you a cool 20% off! Order yours today and it should reach you right before Christmas! (For US and European Regions only!)

Designer: Jeff Lieberman of Wonder Machines

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Slow Dance – Beyond Your Perception

The Slow Dance is a picture frame that makes real objects appear to move in slow motion. By taking advantage of the limits of human visual perception, this optical illusion sculpture appears to be doing the impossible — right before your eyes. Slow Dance combines technology, science, and art, in order to remind us of the natural mystery, beauty, and wonder that surround us every day.

Jeff Lieberman explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, creativity, and consciousness. He hosted ‘Time Warp’ on the Discovery Channel, using technology to see beyond the limits of our normal human perception. He shows technological sculptures around the world, to bring people an emotional and mystical connection with science and the universe. Having finished four degrees at MIT (BS: Physics, Math, MS: Mech. Engineering, Media Arts and Sciences), he is exploring the applications of technology to evolving and shifting human consciousness. He wants beauty, wonder, and love in your life, now!

Play & Experiment!

You bring the objects to Slow Dance — it is a blank canvas for you to compose. From weeds on the street to flowers in the garden to bird feathers, each object will reveal a new slow motion world.

It will change how you will see plants and other objects forever. Different modes allow you to cycle through different dance patterns, some slow and smooth, and others that make the object appear to jump through space.

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