How Dominoes Can Inspire Creativity and Imagination
Dominoes are a type of tile game that is popular around the world. Its most common commercial sets consist of double six (with 28 tiles) and double nine (with 55 tiles), although larger domino sets are also available. In the game, players attempt to knock down the other player’s dominoes by placing tiles on the table and then striking them with their own.
In addition to games of blocking and scoring, dominoes can be used in a variety of other ways. For example, they can be used in solitaire or trick-taking games. Traditionally, dominoes are made of ebony blacks and ivory faces, but they can now be found in other materials as well.
Dominoes have many nicknames, including bones, cards, tiles, spinners, and tickets. They are also known as pupai in traditional Chinese culture, although the character for the word was changed over time.
They can be played with two or more players. Typically, the players draw their allotted number of tiles before the game starts, and then the holder of the “heavier” domino goes first.
When you tip a domino over, it creates a chain reaction that causes other dominoes to fall in the same way. This is called the domino effect, and it’s one of the most amazing things we see in nature.
The domino effect is one of the most useful examples of how physics can be used to inspire creativity and imagination in our everyday lives. For instance, the same laws of physics that make dominoes fall also allow people to build mind-blowing displays.
Lily Hevesh started playing with dominoes at age 9 and has been creating mind-blowing installations for her YouTube channel Hevesh5 since she was 15. Her dazzling domino projects have won her several awards, including a Guinness World Record for the most dominos toppled in a circular arrangement: 76,017.
Hevesh is a self-taught artist, using her knowledge of engineering to create her mind-blowing domino designs. She follows a similar process to engineers who design buildings or automobiles, starting with the theme she wants the installation to convey and brainstorming images or words that she can use to represent her design.
Her biggest projects take her a few nail-biting minutes to set up, and once she’s done, it’s all about letting the dominoes tumble according to the laws of physics. Specifically, she says that gravity is the most important factor in making her designs work.
It’s a powerful illustration of how we often take an action that seems minor, only to find it has consequences we didn’t anticipate. We can’t help but wonder what will happen next.
The same idea can be applied to our writing: if we have a plot beat, and we’re not sure what will happen next, it’s probably best to wait and let the story unfold naturally. This will help keep the plot exciting and compelling. It will also allow us to make the plot more interesting and engaging by highlighting the reactions of characters as they encounter obstacles along the way.