does optimus know he is pretty like a flower?
July 23, 2012 5:53 PM   Subscribe

El Patrón de los Números Primos a visualization of prime numbers by Jason Davies based on Sobre el patrón de los números primos by Omar E. Pol. (previously, sorta)

can be processor intensive, also UI is a bit opaque...mouse scrollwheel controls zoom, but clicking and dragging seems to also...but in a different way?

(via infosthetics)
posted by juv3nal (4 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
oh my bad, click and drag affects horizontal alignment (as one might expect) and has nothing to do with zoom.
posted by juv3nal at 5:57 PM on July 23, 2012

posted by facetious at 6:24 PM on July 23, 2012

I opened it and thought 'why would this be processor intensive?' and then touched my scroll wheel and it was a stupid question.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:36 PM on July 23, 2012

This is beautiful.

why would this be processor intensive

It's obviously the artist's attempt to recall the early days of the web and the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search when people would download a small program to run in the background of their machines as part of an enormous parallel computing scheme to discover big new prime numbers.
posted by three blind mice at 4:59 AM on July 24, 2012

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