more flickr fun
November 7, 2005 2:06 PM   Subscribe

more flickr fun
someone has a little too much time on their hands - the result is cool.
posted by specialk420 (24 comments total)

 
Related.
posted by erebora at 2:10 PM on November 7, 2005


See also the Mad Magazine Explorer.
posted by swift at 2:14 PM on November 7, 2005


POG!
posted by panoptican at 2:15 PM on November 7, 2005


Beautiful and very cool! I'm not sure what it represents but I like it, kind of like a little app I used to have called Solid Nirvana but with image thumbs instead of just solid dots.
posted by fenriq at 2:16 PM on November 7, 2005


shoot - repost. thanks for the "related" link though.

such great stuff.
posted by specialk420 at 2:22 PM on November 7, 2005


awesomeness all around, thanks
posted by matteo at 2:23 PM on November 7, 2005


for flickr fans - heres a handy photoshop reminder form veerle
posted by specialk420 at 2:24 PM on November 7, 2005


Ah yes. The "squaredcircle" group. One of mine is in there somewhere. Very cool.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:25 PM on November 7, 2005


Well...it represents a lot - namely the work of a lot of people. More info here as well as how to buy the poster.
posted by vacapinta at 2:26 PM on November 7, 2005


vacapinta, thanks for the add-on info. I've got a few shots in the Squared Circle (the cool ones call it a Squircle) group but none that made this cool poster. (No, you didn't make it either, Kevin).
posted by fenriq at 2:30 PM on November 7, 2005


Ah, but have you ever used 'Squircle' in a conversation?
posted by Elpoca at 3:17 PM on November 7, 2005


I have read the phrase "has too much time on his hands" at least two dozen times during the past few months, usually from folks describing one or another of my computer-assisted works.

I can only say that, due to my ability to bend computers to my will, I have exactly the right amount of time on my hands, but that most of you, sadly, don't have nearly enough!

For this I pity you. Mua ha ha. :-)

- jbum
posted by jbum at 3:38 PM on November 7, 2005


It looks properly formed: the number of spirals counting one direction is 34, the other direction is 55, which are sequential Fibonacci series numbers.
posted by Bugbread at 3:47 PM on November 7, 2005


Here's the first hit on Google Images for Fibonacci.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:10 PM on November 7, 2005


Yes, the placement uses the golden angle, which is π * φ (or PI times the Golden Ratio), and it tends to produce fibonacci numbers in spades.

If you're a programmer or geek, and would like to play with the algorithm used to place the circles, I've put a processing program on the website (with source code) here:

http://www.krazydad.com/squaredcircle/phyllop5/

Drag the mouse around for different numbers of circles.

- jbum
posted by jbum at 4:19 PM on November 7, 2005


(No, you didn't make it either, Kevin).

Really?

*checks*

Wahhhhhh!!!!!!! I made one of them at some point but don't remember which one. Oh well. Guess I'll go back to taking pictures of my enormous and round head in the mirror.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:22 PM on November 7, 2005


wow - jbum. nice stuff. its like holding a mirror up to a mirror but so much better.
posted by specialk420 at 4:43 PM on November 7, 2005


Heh. :) Let me know if you get the munchies.
posted by jbum at 5:02 PM on November 7, 2005


Kevin, thanks for the belly laugh!
posted by fenriq at 5:51 PM on November 7, 2005


A whole lotta fun. Ain't nuttin wrong 'bout that. In fact, it got me to thinking...more than some "art" photographers get me to do.
posted by kozad at 7:46 PM on November 7, 2005


Cool! - though for the record I would have liked a bit more informative fpp.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 9:13 PM on November 7, 2005


This is great.
posted by squirrel at 9:43 PM on November 7, 2005


I would have bought the poster, but $26 for shipping? I don't think so...
posted by salmacis at 2:13 AM on November 8, 2005


That squared-circle obsession flickr people have is demented.
posted by zarah at 3:39 AM on November 8, 2005


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