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In the game of domino, each player draws seven tiles for their hand and the remaining dominoes are placed face down on the table (the boneyard) to be drawn later if a player cannot play from his or her hand. The person who draws the highest double or the highest domino plays first, followed by the other players in turn. The last player to play a tile must use the entire domino, including the exposed ends. The player who lays the final domino wins the game.
The word “domino” comes from the Latin verb dominium, which means “to dominate.” Initially, the term was used to describe a long hooded robe worn with a mask at a masquerade or carnival celebration. By the mid-19th century, however, the meaning had shifted to the small rectangular wood or plastic blocks that are the playing pieces in a game of dominoes. The word domino has also been used to describe the way that one activity can lead to others, like a chain reaction.
A domino is a small, rectangular block of wood or plastic that has a printed surface on each side with dots resembling those on dice. It is usually a colored plastic or painted wood, although it can also be made of ivory or marble. Dominoes are usually arranged in a line with the shortest side facing up, and each domino has two matching ends that must touch. The ends of a domino are usually marked with numbers, with the lower number listed first. Thus a domino with 2 on one end and 5 on the other is called a double-six.
While the physics of dominoes may seem complex, the basic principles are simple. Standing a domino upright gives it potential energy, which is stored by the fact that it is standing up against gravity. As soon as a domino is knocked over, much of that potential energy converts to kinetic energy, the energy of motion. Some of that energy is transferred to the next domino, giving it the push needed to knock it over as well. And so on, until the entire chain of dominoes falls.
Hevesh follows a version of the engineering-design process when creating her mind-blowing domino installations. She starts with a theme or purpose for the installation, then brainstorms images or words that she might want to incorporate into the design. From there, she starts sketching ideas on paper and laying out the pieces to figure out how they might fit together.
While it may not be as easy to build a massive domino setup in your own home, there are many ways you can apply the domino concept to your personal life. For example, focusing on just one task or project can generate enough energy to help you “knock over” other priorities that have been on the back burner.