Dominoes are a popular game in which players try to knock over a specific number of tiles. They are also used in a variety of other games.
They are often made of wood or plastic and can be called bones, cards, men, pieces, or tiles. A domino is usually twice as long as it is wide, and the number of spots or pips on each side (called “values”) can range from six pips to none.
In a typical game of dominoes, each player begins by picking one tile from the boneyard. Then the player must choose another domino that matches the values of the first tile, and so on, until either the first or second player has played all their tiles.
There are two main forces that act on toppling dominoes: gravity and friction. Gravity is a powerful force that causes dominoes to move upward, and it also stores potential energy within the tiles. As the dominoes fall, much of this potential energy is converted to kinetic energy, which is the energy that moves something from one place to another.
Friction, on the other hand, slows the dominoes down when they make contact with the ground. This effect is especially important when they are made of plastic, as it can cause them to slip down onto the ground and not topple over as easily as dominoes made from wood or other materials.
When Hevesh creates her installations, she follows a process similar to that of engineers who design large structures. She begins by figuring out the theme or purpose of the installation, then brainstorms images and words she might want to include. She then makes a series of test versions of the different sections of an installation, filming each one in slow motion to ensure that everything works correctly before she assembles it.
Then she assembles the sections and adds them to the overall structure in stages, starting with 3-D structures and moving down to flat arrangements. Finally, she lays out the lines of dominoes that connect all of the different sections together.
Once the entire structure is complete, she relaxes and enjoys her accomplishment. And then she gets ready to tackle the next challenge, which will come from the next group of people who walk into her workshop.
It’s a lot of work to put together these structures, and they require a certain level of skill that Hevesh isn’t always equipped for. But the work is worth it, she says. She loves the challenge and the rewards, and she’s able to express her creative energy in these projects.
She’s been working on this installation for about a year now, and she is finally happy with the outcome. It’s the best she’s ever done, she says.
In fact, it’s so good that she plans to add more of them in the future. She hopes the next set will be a whole lot bigger than this one!
It’s an amazing example of the domino effect at work. It shows that the small changes you make to one habit can lead to big changes in other areas of your life. This is a useful concept to think about when you’re trying to build new habits.