Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Geometry Links - June 2, 2021

 Shape:  The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/books/review-shape-geometry-jordan-ellenberg.html

Disdyakis triacontahedron (120 sided) die rolling through the forest
https://youtu.be/VW3NWO5XVus

Tensegrity from Jakobs Rope Systems, 34 Dorfstrasse, Trubschachen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.922487,7.8423839,3a,90y,18.85h,109.16t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s_1j2N4hwbyYghkQ-lx7WZw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3D_1j2N4hwbyYghkQ-lx7WZw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D30.241638%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
https://www.jakob-usa.com

Atoms at the highest resolution ever
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/5/22/2031584/-Atoms-viewed-at-highest-ever-resolution

Milford Graves - a jazz drummer who made music and animations from his heart rhythms
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/nyregion/milford-graves-drummer.html
https://www.milfordgraves.com/
https://vimeo.com/user92466694 - Graves’ videos
https://www.fullmantis.com/welcome - remarkable animations of heart music around 32:00

Geometria Sagrada
https://www.instagram.com/geometriasagrada/
hat tip https://kk.org/cooltools/

Polygon art
https://www.instagram.com/okudart/
hat tip https://kk.org/cooltools/

Curtis L Palmer’s synergetic videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/Criterion5/videos
hat tip CJ Fearnley

Japanese tensegrity blogs
https://synergetics.jp/tensegrityblog/
https://www.two-pictures.net/tail/
hat tip CJ Fearnley

Animated Escher GIF
https://giphy.com/embed/3oEdv0EkMLmp7nhuOA
hat tip Barry Feldman 

Frequency Breakup NFT
https://twitter.com/xponential/status/1399886311012638722
hat tip Bruce Sterling

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Thangs - 3D library with “geometric search"
https://thangs.com https://www.core77.com/posts/102035/A-Thingiverse-Competitor-Called-Thangs

Video of test for “Flux” installation
https://www.facebook.com/collectifscale/videos/3258094534244183

10 of Anne Lilly’s kinetic sculptures
https://softrobotcritics.tumblr.com/post/630452452497473536/ten-kinetic-sculptures-by-anne-lilly http://www.annelilly.com/

The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats
https://youtu.be/48sCx-wBs34 more great videos at https://www.veritasium.com

Tetrahedron inside a cube inside a rhombic dodecahedron
https://youtu.be/X0lPTyfpQlc

Videos from Jane and John Kostick
https://www.youtube.com/user/jjkostick/videos

Rinus Roelofs' geometric work
http://www.rinusroelofs.nl

Collapsible tensegrity
https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1388055526152368131

Sigil Engine
https://www.sigilengine.com

David Novick’s color illusions
http://engineering.utep.edu/novick/colors/

The Particle Hierarchy Paradigm : According to Field Structure Theory by Don Briddell - a new book on “how 'structural physics' explains fundamental structures”
The author is offering a collector edition limited to one-hundred copies in the following format:
1. For the Collector, one-hundred copies in Premium paper and color signed, remarked and numbered is offered. Price: $ 45.50 that includes shipping and can be ordered using your credit card through the website: www.OverboardArt.com and will be shipped from the publisher.
2. If you wish to use a check, it can be ordered by mail (that includes shipping) payable to the publisher Overboard Art Inc. Please note the postal service is terribly slow. Mail your check to:
Overboard Art Inc. Publishing
Attention: Field Structure Institute, Inc.
8002-A Dollyhyde Rd.
Mount Airy, MD 21771 USA
Or available from fine booksellers everywhere

Typography based upon Caribbean architecture
https://www.instagram.com/nicholashugginscreative/ https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=NicholasHugginsCreative&set=a.4110446779006953 https://globalvoices.org/2021/05/08/imagining-the-caribbeans-architectural-alphabet/

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Geometry Links - April 21, 2021

Want to learn mathematical illustration, including CAM/CNC (controlling robots to cut wood) from me? Many other options including 3d modelling and storytelling. Apply for the @PCMI summer school on Illustrating Mathematics, July 19-23. #mathart #mtbos
https://www.ias.edu/pcmi/2021-graduate-summer-school-course-descriptions http://illustratingmath-pcmi.org (we are the second week).
"The school is targeted both to graduate students and to mathematics community members from all backgrounds. So do apply if interested, but do not consider yourself a grad student. Math teachers are certainly welcome!"

“Let it begin with a tetrahedron” by Joe Clinton
https://vimeo.com/525731769

John Kostick modeling the relationship of the Pentagonal Dodecahedron and Rhombic Dodecahedron which can share a cubic frame in vZome
https://skfb.ly/6ZBEZ
and here: https://skfb.ly/6ZBFo
https://vzome.com/app/?url=https://gist.githubusercontent.com/John-Kostick/ae83777b06dc74512937e031f7acf0b0/raw/3e4c06eb7a6c572e54e70436c91c4891fc9a24d6/Icosa%20Inscribed%20in%20RD.vZome
https://vzome.com/app/?url=https://gist.githubusercontent.com/John-Kostick/6168639fced5301cadb6038bf8584e9e/raw/99f28c902fc0f0a86ae89580945f903585b1aa0f/Dodeca%20inscribed%20in%20RD.vZome

The Levine Sequence
https://youtu.be/KNjPPFyEeLo

DNA Phenotyping
Art: https://deweyhagborg.com/projects/stranger-visions

https://deweyhagborg.com/projects/
Commerce: https://snapshot.parabon-nanolabs.com https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02545-5
Editorial Comment: Who owns your DNA?

Biedermeier Secretary masterpiece
https://youtu.be/PeavOrxFycc hat tip www.core77.com

Flux from Collectif Scale
https://vimeo.com/471005339 hat tip to www.core77.com

Geometric projection candleholders
https://www.gregblanpied.com/candleholders Modular Arithmetic
https://www.gregblanpied.com/modular-arithmetic More from designer Glen Blanpied
https://www.gregblanpied.com/ hat tip boingboing.net

Marlinespike Chandlery - intricate woven rope work
http://www.marlinespike.com

Collision of bubble rings
https://youtu.be/t2kvEC852MI
Bubble net feeding https://youtu.be/JZlqNCPWld8

Victor Acevedo’s geometric art NFTs
https://opensea.io/collection/victor-acevedo

Tensegrity art by Gerald de Jong
https://getpretenst.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Geometry Links - March 9, 2021

 Snowflakes in reverse

https://youtu.be/AzQwVM2vr7E


More giant snow designs
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56024213

Morph - "486 stepper motors, 86,000 LEDs and a 5 channel granular synth engine"
https://twitter.com/nburdy/status/1360220925820604419
https://twitter.com/nburdy/status/1360221061594423297
https://twitter.com/nburdy/status/1360221185536098304

Chaldny Figures, Cymatics, and the visualization of sound
https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/chladni-figures-1787
https://youtu.be/Yw13EAX3cZk  - visualization starts about one minute in

Inflatable greenhouse structure
https://www.intelligentliving.co/inflatable-bamboo-structure-greenhouse/

2-D Nanomaterials “kinked” to become transistors or computer chips
https://scitechdaily.com/graphene-nano-origami-creates-tiniest-microchips-yet-could-make-computers-and-phones-thousands-of-times-faster/
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.0c06701

New crystalline form for ice:  Ice XIX
https://scitechdaily.com/exotic-ice-xix-new-crystalline-ice-form-decoded/
Editorial Comment:  A fictional Ice Nine appears in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.  Vonnegut’s brother, Bernard Vonnegut, was an atmospheric scientist who used silver iodide for cloud seeding.

Turing Patterns - a deep dive
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/2/24/2017885/-Cool-weirdness-or-weird-coolness-a-deepish-dive-celebrating-basic-science-in-its-esoteric-glory

Rubbish Things
https://decodesign1031.wixsite.com/mysite/blank-3
https://pen-online.com/arts/takuto-ohta-creates-strange-moving-sculptures/
Editorial Comment:  Reminds me of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests crossed with Miyazaki’s anime yokai (Japanese spirit creatures)

Murmurations - the shape of the flights of flocks of starlings avoided a hawk
https://vimeo.com/370007362
More at http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2017/05/
Ornitographies by Xavi Bou
http://timewheel.net/amazing-chronophotographs-capture-patterns-birds-flight/
http://www.xavibou.com

Unfolding “locked letters"
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21326-w.epdf
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/science/locked-letters-unfolding.html
hat tip boingboing.net
https://boingboing.net/2021/03/02/opening-an-intricately-folded-locked-letter-from-c-1700.html

Dots rotating around nested set of polygons
https://i.imgur.com/tWq3D7l.gifv

Joe Clinton models the tetra in an octa and a chiral transformation of the octahedron
https://vimeo.com/516885063
Editorial Comment:  The tetra in octa model I published has inspired not only Joe Clinton but John Kostick and Tom Miller to do more work modelling and analyzing that structure.  That inspired me to correct and update my published nets for all
25 Interrelations of the Platonic Solids (Updated)
http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-interrelations-of-platonic-solids.html

I’m currently working on modelling the relations between the 5 Platonics and both rhombic dodecahedra.   If somebody knows of a model of the pentagonal dodeca and the regular icosa inscribed within either rhombic dodeca I would love to see it.  Modelling the the tetra, cube, and icosa within either rhombic dodeca is interesting but fairly easy but I haven’t figured out the icosa and pentagonal dodeca inside the rhombic dodeca yet.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Geometry Links - February 9, 2021

 Neumorphic knots

https://knots.netlify.app


WOWCube Demonstration
https://youtu.be/6f_i3ujpwLk
hat tip core77
https://www.core77.com/posts/104425/Kid-Imagines-Rubiks-Cube-Made-From-Tiny-Screens-Dad-Invents-it

Highest resolution snowflake photos
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/these-are-highest-resolution-photos-ever-taken-snowflakes-180976710/
hat tip Azeem Azar

Graph paper 3-d illusion
https://youtu.be/ZbfMlNvKBOY
hat tip boingboing.net

Snowshoe Art
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/schreiber-snow-art-snowshoe-1.5896921
hat tip Marjorie Farrell

Laser-cut geometric designs "exploring pattern language with mathematical and historical references through works in paper or wood"
http://www.ibbini.com
https://www.instagram.com/juliaibbini/
https://www.treehugger.com/geometric-patterned-laser-cut-vessel-forms-by-ibbini-studio-5101394

Felix Semper makes flexible paper sculptures
http://felixsemper.com/sculptures.html

vZome is a desktop app designed primarily for building virtual Zome models
https://vzome.com/home/
hat tip John Kostick

Frank Stella’s stars
https://thealdrich.org/exhibitions/frank-stellas-stars-a-survey
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/arts/design/frank-stella-aldrich-museum.html

MC Escher:  Journey to Infinity
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/reviews/mc-escher-documentary-review-1234582697/
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/escherdoco
hat tip Victor Acevedo

Gary Doskas’ video series on spherical geometry - Gary’s models are beautiful and his work is deep
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOqvAAXNHjIgQy7NQ5wQBeXYvOKU_4sZ7

The geometry of Pringles™ “potato" chips
https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/mathematicians-pringles-chips-math
hat tip boingboing.net

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Geometry Links - January 27, 2021

 Starship Orb 

https://galacticastrologyacademy.com/starship-orb/
Editorial Comment:  Beautiful models but the “cosmic” vibe may put some people off.  You can ignore that and enjoy this detailed exploration of form.  Fine work.

Projection mapping on a wooden sculpture
https://youtu.be/37q1Gyqnus4

5 Mystics who created Sacred Geometry Art
https://labyrinthos.co/blogs/learn-tarot-with-labyrinthos-academy/5-mystics-who-created-sacred-geometry-art
hat tip Linda Clave
Editorial Comment:  see above, incidentally Carl Gustav Jung’s Red Book is available online at https://archive.org/details/RedBookByJung/page/n5/mode/2up

The structure of a “blue whirl” flame which burns all its fuel without producing soot
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/33/eaba0827

Projection mapping the world’s oldest sundial
https://vimeo.com/497268061

Univ of Arkansas “courtyard curvahedra"
https://news.uark.edu/articles/55611/courtyard-curvahedra-to-be-installed-at-gearhart-hall
hat tip Vinay Gupta

Altered Insects - Steampunk insect art
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlteredInsects

Andy Goldsworthy’s Ice and Show Ephermeral Sculptures
https://aesthesiamag.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/andy-goldsworthys-ice-and-snow-ephemeral-sculptures/
Editorial Comment:  Two documentaries on Goldsworthy and his work:
Rivers and Tides
Leaning into the Wind
hat tip:  Ben Pincus

Video kinetic sculpture with double feedback loops
https://vimeo.com/499428683
More videos and explanation at http://lightherder.blogspot.com
And an earlier reference here at https://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2020/11/geometry-links-november-4-2020.html

Remembering Tony Longson, digital art pioneer
https://eztvmuseum.com/we-remember-tony-longson-r-i-p/
hat tip Victor Acevedo

Flatpack, non-deflatable soccer ball
http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/my-football-kit/
https://www.core77.com/posts/104333/Nendo-Designs-a-Flatpack-Non-Deflatable-Soccer-Ball-for-Developing-Nations
Editorial Comment:  There is some sophisticated geometry in soccer balls.  I remember a lecture at a Synergetics Symposium on different designs which respond to kicks without deforming unduly:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1260/026635107782218822

50 hours to fold a samurai warrior from one sheet of paper
https://youtu.be/MtIf5WHTbns
hat tip Judy Rothstein (and boingboing.net)

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Geometry Links - January 2, 2020

 Two from Ian Willey

Electric icosahedron tensegrity
https://www.facebook.com/ian.willey/videos/10155601870342797
Folding flat-pack house model
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vx7ga2diulmh47/Video%2009-12-2020%2C%209%2047%2023%20am.mov

Anthony Howe Fabricates a Kinetic Wind Sculpture
https://youtu.be/wQOBhFncU4k
More Anthony Howe videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/AnthonyAHowe/videos
hat tip boingboing.net

Jon Foreman’s environmental art
https://sculpttheworld.smugmug.com
https://www.facebook.com/SculptTheWorld/
https://www.instagram.com/sculpttheworld/
hat tip treehugger.com

Videos on Japanese joinery - including the “impossible joint"
https://www.openculture.com/?p=1084508
hat tip core77.com

Snowflake growth time lapse
https://vimeo.com/87342468

Snowflake macro photography
https://alexey-kljatov.pixels.com/blogs/2-snowflake-macro-photography.html

Stringed polyhedrons
https://www.instagram.com/artwork.e.v/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kevetsy

Making a wooden solar insolation visualization
https://youtu.be/PvcvY4ToFaQ
https://www.makingdatatangible.com/solar/ - program to help you make your own
https://pysolar.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ - a collection of Python libraries for simulating the irradiation of any point on earth by the sun

Insect microscopy
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/10/insect-microscopy-igor-siwanowicz/
hat tip Linda Clave

Top 10 illusions of the year
http://illusionoftheyear.com/cat/top-10-finalists/2020/

The blanket octopus
https://youtu.be/OD6QHW_nMoQ
More at https://scroll.in/video/953086/watch-the-spectacular-female-blanket-octopus-was-seen-unfurling-its-stunning-fleshy-cape
hat tip Micah Daigle

New Year’s animation from Victor Acevedo
https://www.facebook.com/victor.acevedo.92102/videos/10159329848313258


Happy Merry New and Bah Humbug to all!