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Comments on MetaFilter post The mathematical sculptures of Henry SegermanSat, 10 Sep 2011 10:41:52 -0800Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:41:52 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60The mathematical sculptures of Henry Segerman
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Henry Segerman creates mathematical sculptures using 3D printing:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzMU6KFCOsw">Round Möbius Strip</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBy4_mcsHUU">Hopf Fibration</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyUfAs30yZk">Half of a 120-cell</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcnR1jZtetw">Rectified Tesseract</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DzPCFCnsDI">Tesseract and 16-cell</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIiwJpGp_rc">Hilbert Curve</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtTVQnWUvZE">Knotted Cogs</a>,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBPA40WQUQU">Round Klein Bottle</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.segerman.org/">Segerman's</a> work is available on <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/shops/henryseg">Shapeways</a>, a 3D printing market. Other cool stuff on Shapeways: <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/238395/hyphae_lamp.html?gid=cg14">Hyphae lamp</a>, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/55452/the_chrysanthemum_centrepiece.html?gid=mg">The Chrysanthemum Centrepiece</a>, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/2748/lightpoem_for_led_candle.html?gid=mg">Lightpoem for LED candle</a>, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/267913/steampunk_dice_set.html?gid=mg">Steampunk Dice Set</a>, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/12075/nocturnal_watch___18_.html?gid=mg">Nocturnal Watch</a>, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/229196/thugger_3_0.html?gid=mg">Thugger 3.0</a>, <a href="http://www.shapeways.com/model/254685/nyan_pop_tart_cat.html?gid=mg">Nyan Pop Tart Cat</a>.
<a href="http://www.metafilter.com/102608/Your-teacup-is-infringing-on-mine-Nuuh-I-remixed-it">Previously about 3D Printing</a>. <a href="http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2981859">Via</a>.post:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:24:07 -0800Foci for Analysis3dprintingartgeometrymathematicssculptureshenrysegermanBy: pmcp
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He's giving me Hopf Fibrations. Na na na na na, na na na<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCeD_6Y3GQc">.</a>comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3914921Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:41:52 -0800pmcpBy: leahwrenn
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I was initially frustrated that I had to watch videos, but it was totally worth it.
I had <strong>no idea</strong> that the 3D Hilbert curve would be flexible like that. That's awesome.
And the versions of the 4-cube and the 16-cell were very nice. Making the edges smaller because they're farther away in the projection is a very nice touch.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3914923Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:44:18 -0800leahwrennBy: Horselover Phattie
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These would make great handcuffs for LSD trippers.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3914926Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:46:55 -0800Horselover PhattieBy: pyrex
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The Laundry would like a word with this man.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915003Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:57:08 -0800pyrexBy: Stonestock Relentless
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Anyone that fibrate my Hopf can just go ahead and rectify my tesseract <em>anytime.</em>comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915012Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:05:00 -0800Stonestock RelentlessBy: ShutterBun
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Those objects make my brain hurt. In a good way, though.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915047Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:42:13 -0800ShutterBunBy: DoctorFedora
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oh no
I did NOT need to find out about Shapeways.comcomment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915212Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:24:54 -0800DoctorFedoraBy: nickyskye
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So beautiful!comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915271Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:42:40 -0800nickyskyeBy: sammyo
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I think we should build a full size Hopf Fibration, I'm certain that walking it one direction (may need magnetic boots) will transport one to Alpha Centuri, the other direction to Andromeda, and the other other direction to Amber.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915341Sat, 10 Sep 2011 18:52:39 -0800sammyoBy: sammyo
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It's cool that 3D printing has become a stable if nichey technology, there are service bureaus around, I happened to notice a card for one at the liqueur store where I pick up milk on the way to work. My google-fu fails.
I got to attend a really fun tour of <a href="http://www.zcorp.com">Z Corp</a>, still have a small model on my bookshelf. The somewhat sad story though was that for years this incredible technology that can make any shape imaginable and many most of us could not imagine, was kept in business largely by making tennis shoe prototypes.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915361Sat, 10 Sep 2011 19:14:25 -0800sammyoBy: obscurator
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The real question is: would these pass the "entertain a kid" test? If not, may I suggest the simliarly-mind-bogglingly-mathematical <a href="http://hoberman.com/fold/Sphere/sphere.htm">Hoberman Sphere</a> (makes a great hat/helmet/goofy shirt!)comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3915449Sat, 10 Sep 2011 20:48:37 -0800obscuratorBy: d1rge
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I actually might wear a Hilbert Curve bracelet.comment:www.metafilter.com,2011:site.107301-3916032Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:48:12 -0800d1rge