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Public art work in the City center of Schiedam: "The Butterfly effect".

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“The Butterfly Effect”

 

Two butterflies have just landed on green leaves. In the background a dark threatening sound is heard. Suddenly the butterflies start moving their wings and the sound escalates to thunder. The butterfly wings move a-synchronically, a ballet of moving wings.  Are the butterflies fighting or dancing?  Is it a love ritual?

Technically, The Butterfly Effect is a sensitive ‘dependence in initial conditions’ or ‘deterministic chaos’.  The metaphor here proves that small incidents cause large effects.