The darkest color in the world was unveiled earlier this year. It’s the result of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between art and science.
In September, 2019, scientists at MIT unveiled the “blackest black” material to date, which was made using carbon nanotubes. That’s the same material used to make Vantablack, which was once considered the world’s darkest material.
Although it was created by scientists, it was conceived by an artist named Diemut Strebe for a project called the Redemption of Vanity.
Strebe had the scientists coat a diamond worth an estimated $2 million with the new material, which has yet to be named, as a statement on how value is attached to objects and concepts.
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