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A domino is a small, rectangular block used as a game piece in various games and activities. The earliest dominoes were made of wood, but today they are commonly made of plastic or other materials. The name derives from the Latin word for “flip,” and it is thought that early dominoes were flipped over, similar to a card being flipped in a poker game.
Most domino games involve a player trying to empty their hand while blocking their opponent’s play. These games can be played on a table or on the floor, and they can be cooperative or competitive. Many domino games teach number recognition and counting, and they can be as simple or complex as a child’s preference.
A typical set of dominoes consists of 28 pieces. Each domino has a unique face that is marked with an arrangement of dots, called pips, from zero to six, in the same manner as the spots on a die. The opposite side of the domino is blank or identically patterned. The most common color for a domino is black, although white, red, and pink dominoes are also available.
The first domino is placed on the edge of the table with its pips facing up, and the player takes turns placing a tile on the table so that it touches both ends of the preceding domino. Each time a tile is placed in this way, it forms an increasing chain that is blocked from other players. Play continues until a player is unable to take a turn, at which point the domino is “knocked” or “rapped.” Play passes to the next player.
Each time a domino falls, most of its potential energy converts to kinetic energy, the energy of motion. This energy then moves to the next domino, causing it to fall and potentially continuing the chain reaction.
Lily Hevesh, an artist who creates mind-blowing domino setups, follows a version of the engineering-design process to create her works. She starts by considering the theme or purpose of an installation and brainstorming images or words to include. She then creates test versions of each section before creating the final version. She carefully films each section in slow motion, which allows her to make precise corrections to ensure that the finished product will work.
As each domino is knocked over, it creates a pulse of motion that is almost like a firing neuron. As the chain reaction of dominoes continues, it can build up to a crescendo and even overtake an entire room or event. Whether the goal is to build a simple line of dominoes or an elaborate installation for a movie or music video, Hevesh uses her skills to inspire and amaze.