is a lovely, hypnotic animated GIF. Ball Bearings in a Hypersphere
is a mathematical discussion of its generalizations.
magazine has compiled all their articles on mathematics and the arts into one handy-dandy page full of highly enjoyable articles
ranging from limericks and screeching violins to the restoration of frescoes.
Visual Aesthetics in Early Computing (1950-80)
- a little look back at plotters and light pens and flow charts, which I found a bit nostalgic. You can watch Lapis
- drawings from a delightful Burtonish/Goreyesque world, including some skewed takes on Carroll's Alice
- Alex Klochkov's gallery of abandonment from the Soviet Union. There's next to no explanation of the photos, unfortunately. Indirectly via Retrospectacle
's post about the brain lab
is a sort of graffiti wall of mini-posters drawn with very simple tools (to impressive effect, in some cases). Flash - drag the background to see more of the wall.
) is a vast photo- and art-blog - so vast it can be a little overwhelming, so here are some places to dive in: 3D baked goods
, food sculptures
, sprouting keyboards
, bookish figures
, more wire warriors
, surreal prints
, miniature architecture
, wall-painting architecture
, facial archetypes from the Soviet Union
, a grotesque alphabet book
and other freakish critters
, old bicycle cards
, a porcelain zodiac
bridge to nowhere, итд
- fantastic ballpoint drawings.
arrangements, the Droste effect
, and more
: mathematical imagery by Jos Leys. The Droste effect article
is informative, too.
Are they music
? Unusual ideas about musical notation.
- computational calligraphy.
Painted beehive panels
(accompanying article here
) from the Museum of Apiculture
[virtual tour, flash] in Radovljica, Slovenia.
Balance of Contradictions
and Flawless Imperfection (caution: slow-loading images in the latter)
, two galleries of Ukrainian surrealist Sergey Poyarkov, whose name I stumbled across via this amusingly Ukraine-centric map
of Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Hungary by Thomas Ender (1793-1875). The main frame for each painting allows you to open a large view, or read about the region depicted.