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Seb Przd's mind-bending photos
February 15, 2007 6:21 AM   Subscribe

Seb Przd's photos specialising in delightful and mind-bending spherical panoramas and conformal mappings.
posted by MetaMonkey (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Trippy!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:26 AM on February 15, 2007


These pictures are beautiful. The style is very Escheresque.
posted by inconsequentialist at 6:49 AM on February 15, 2007


No accounting for taste, and all, but I'm still sort of sad that this post has only 2 comments while the NASCAR thread has dozens.

The spiraled images are using the "Droste Effect" Escherization formula, about which much is here. If this animation doesn't make you a little queasy, you have a stout constitution indeed.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:04 AM on February 15, 2007


I'm still sort of sad that this post has only 2 comments while the NASCAR thread has dozens.

Metafilter is renowned for not talking so much about things that they really enjoy just looking at, a form of Warnock's Dilemma. Safe to assume it's appreciated.
posted by mendel at 10:35 AM on February 15, 2007


I'm kind of disappointed too Wolfdog, but thanks for the additional links, I saw Seb Przd's photos on Flickr Explore, and I wondered how he did those. Good post MetaMonkey!
posted by phirleh at 10:38 AM on February 15, 2007


Holy crap, these are fantastic. Great post. Thanks for the Droste Effect link too, Wolfdog.
posted by ulotrichous at 12:04 PM on February 15, 2007


Thank you so so much!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 12:36 PM on February 15, 2007


How on earth does he compose these?
posted by mathowie at 1:30 PM on February 15, 2007


It is odd there are fewer comments, since people love Escher, and these are so similar. And he explains how he does it, here.
posted by Listener at 2:42 PM on February 15, 2007


Sadly we live in a culture where "diffeomorphisms" are strange weird things that only mathematicians and/or other weirdos get a kick while the idea of putting a person in a moving wheeled box and driving at unsafe speeds is to be exalted.
posted by oonh at 10:13 PM on February 15, 2007


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