Diemut Strebe The darkest color in the world is darker than Vantablack

Business Insider Oct 23, 2019

Narrator: Believe it or not, this is a diamond. And the reason you can't see it is because it's covered with the darkest color on Earth. In fact, this material is so dark that it captures at least 99.995% of incoming visible light. But why is it covering a $2 million diamond? And how was it made in the first place?

Narrator: You may remember this color, Vantablack. It was unveiled in 2014, and media outlets called it the darkest color in the world. But this color here? It's not Vantablack. It's even blacker. And that's thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between science and art. It all traces back to this artist, Diemut Strebe. In 2014, she set out on a mission to find the blackest black. Her goal was to make a diamond disappear.

Diemut Strebe: This project explores how values attach to concepts and objects in reference to luxury and art and society.

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