How Dominoes Work

A domino is a small rectangular block used as a gaming object. The blocks have been made of various materials over the years, including wood, bone, and plastic. Each domino has a number of small dots, or pips, on one side. They are usually twice as long as they are wide and have a flat top surface that rests against the bottom of another domino when in place.

Dominoes are used to play a variety of games, most of which involve blocking or scoring. Some games also use the pieces to form chains that touch at their ends. A domino chain may be a simple “snake line” or it may be shaped like a pyramid or a star, depending on the rules of the game. In some games, each player must “lay” a domino before the opponents, and the chains grow until the players cannot continue to play more.

When a domino falls, much of its potential energy converts to kinetic energy, the energy of motion (see Converting Energy). That kinetic energy is transferred to the next domino, giving it the push needed to fall over. The energy is then transmitted to the next domino, and so on, until all the dominoes have fallen.

Hevesh creates her mind-blowing domino setups by using a variation of the engineering-design process. She considers the theme of the installation, brainstorms images and words, then draws a basic outline to guide her construction. Once the design is complete, she begins laying out dominoes. She starts with the largest dominoes, then fills in the gaps with smaller ones. Finally, she adds details to finish the piece.

In fiction, a scene domino is each point you need to advance information or make a statement. In a novel, you can imagine these scene dominoes working together as a whole to tell the story in the best way possible. Each scene domino is ineffective by itself, but put them all together and you get a smooth, natural flow of scenes that build upon each other to create the bigger picture.

Data science workflows haven’t matured to match their counterparts in software engineering, leading to friction when trying to transplant tools from one world to the other. Domino addresses these pain points by delivering an integrated platform that brings together the language, IDE, and data sources you need to deliver powerful analytics.

Domino’s catalog includes integrations certified by our team and others, as well as third-party technologies known to work with Domino. Contact us if you have a tool or technology you want to see added to the catalog. We’re always expanding the catalogue to support the wide range of data science tools available today. You can access these integrations through either a code-first API or direct connection from a supported IDE. This allows you to easily track and link your code, data, and results, ensuring that you can trace back from a result to the source code and data that produced it.