On the artistic side, some pioneering work in this area was done by Paul Matisse, grandson of the famous French artist, Henri
Matisse. In particular, Mr. Matisse developed what he called the "kalliroscope" in the 1960s.
On the scientific side, this optical phenomenon is called inorganic streaming birefringence.
The fluid I have developed is non-toxic and nearly transparent. Further, it is optically stable, chemically stable, and thermally
stable (ie, it won't deteriorate due to exposure to light, heat, or air; it is compatible with many materials; and, it won't
blow up, or catch fire). [entered '0707.28]
Kaleidoscopes and "motion lamps"
This might be thought of as a fusion of a "motion lamp" and a kaleidoscope. Many people have been continually fascinated
by the soft-flowing, ever-changing, full rainbow of colors that this fluid spontaneously produces.