(Don't) try this at home: Tesla coil art

Electric spark artist risks a toasty high-voltage death for the sake of art.

Peter Terren's got a Tesla coil, and he's not afraid to use it... a lot. A physician by trade, the Australian's driving forward the emerging expressive medium of large-scale interactive electric-spark art.

Yep, he makes huge synthetic lightning sculpture, some of which you can stand in without dying. Watch as he hops into a pool full of electricity. Marvel at his recreation of the video game Command and Conquer. We're not sure we'd risk a crispy high-voltage death for the sake of art, but are delighted that he's convinced it's safe.

Learn more and see electricity in action on Wired: "Tesla coil artist sparks up for Christmas"

 

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