Amphitheater of the mind

The instructions to “turn a bowl” are not to be taken lightly if you’re challenged to do so by the president of your woodturning guild.

A whisper of an idea forms and soon your workshop becomes the stage for an amphitheater geometrically designed to transmit sound waves:

Meet the Hollywood Bowl. In 1:3200 miniature scale.

But something about it’s parabolic shape and those concentric communication curves triggers a memory. From a music festival to a concert for the stars, meet Anik A, the first domestic geostationary TV satellite in the world.

Launched in the early seventies, Canada’s series of “brother” satellites guaranteed continuous TV service from a spinning cylindrical base and the parabolic antenna pointing home.

 

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