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Blooming Zoetrope Sculptures

"When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated or alive!"

These 3D printed sculptures were designed by artist, inventor, and Stanford design lecturer John Edmark using Fibonacci's sequence to determine the placement of the appendages. They appear animated when their rotation speed is synchronized to a strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º - though in the video above, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) to achieve the effect without using a strobe. Here's a clip of just one sculpture with the strobe going.
posted by polymath on Jan 17, 2015 - 10 comments

Phylotaxis is pretty. And trippy. It's pretty trippy.

Phylotaxis, created by Jonathan Harris for Seed magazine, is "an exploration of the space where science meets culture." In other words, a groovy Flash visualization of photographs, "quivering with Brownian Motion." (more info)
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 8, 2005 - 5 comments

The golden section

The golden section (math, graphics) is an important relation used by artists and mathematicians, among others. I'm curious if any of you have good examples of recent use.
posted by lbergstr on Apr 15, 2002 - 45 comments

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