Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Geometry Links - January 2, 2019

How to make a plywood sphere

118 bird species migration maps of the Western hemisphere
More bird resources:

Embroidery temari
More temari from Geometry Links in 2016:

ZHA KnitCandela Construction Process - 3D knitted formwork for concrete

Vector Snakes
More from Andrew Soper

Finding order in crumpled paper

Modular bike
I’d like an electric trike based on the form factor of a folding wheelchair that I could carry up three flight of stairs.  It might have a removable weather faring and generate electricity for the battery as well as use the battery for motive power.

How a goldsmith built the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, the largest masonry dome in the world

MIT invents a system which produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals

Kokichi Sugihara’s mathematics of optical illusions

Virtual reality model of a cancer cell

Arena Arbor - a pop up dome for an interior design conference in Brazil based upon tree morphology and parametric design

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Geometry Links - November 13, 2018

Hypercube -  a hi-tech work of art that simulates the appearance of a near infinite amount of light and space, contained within the finite volume of a sleek and futuristic frame

Neolithic geometric cave markings the beginning of written language?

Nuclear pasta - the hardest known substance in the universe

The Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy at resonant wavelengths. Physicists now to copy the structure at nanoscale for solar and other application.

Quantum network architecture and teleportation through a quantum gate

Modular canopy reconfigurable by drone

Stabilimentum or web decoration by some species of spiders

Noah Deledda’s aluminum can sculptures

Triply Ambiguous Object - 2018 optical illusion of the year

Op art book covers animated

The shape of a symmetrical wormhole

Music Animation Machine

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Geometry Links - October 7, 2018

Tyler Thrasher’s crystallized art
hat tip to Bethany Leach Parmley

Alice Potts’ crystal projects using body fluids
Editorial Comment:  Do I detect a trend?

Japanese “mon” designs

Carlo Sequin talks through platonic solids and regular polytopes in higher dimensions
Extra footage (Hypernom):
More videos with with Carlo:
hat tip to Werner Grundl

Hungarian shamanic paintings by Joska Soos
much more at

Julian Voss-Andreae - disappearing statues and more

Algorithmic art

Medieval fantasy city generator

Hydrophytes - 3D designed plants for the future, a Master’s thesis by Nicole Hone

7-Directional Space Filling Polyhedra from JJKostick

Deployable, three-dimensional (3D) origami-based solar steam generator capable of near full utilization of solar energy using Miura-ori tessellations

Wooden Ellipse Jig

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Geometry Links - August 14, 2018

Octonian Math and Fundamental Physics

Soma Cube - 3D puzzle

Ambigrams - playing with the form of words

Anni Albers Notebook 1970-1980 - her only known notebook of fascinating weaving patterns and designs

Esteban Diacono - "Animation experiments and small pictures of great moments"

Gary Doskas - magnetic modules for a regular geometric modeling system
Editorial Comment:  This is incredibly beautiful and useful work.  Gary Doskas has done something marvelous and (naturally) magical.
PS:  Gary is trying to identify this shape which contains 4 overlapping rhombic dodecahedra

If you recognize it, please contact Gary Doskas or me so that I can refer the information to him.  I already pointed him to George Hart’s Encyclopedia of Polyhedra:  


Disney Research on Mechanical Characterization of Structured Sheet Materials or Isohedral Tessellations

Theo Jansen’s 2018 Strandbeests
BBC on Jansen’s collaboration with NASA

Origami hand made from paper

Kagkatikas Secret - transforming a Greek ruin on Paxos
Flickering Lights

Chladni patterns in color

Dogs herding sheep

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Geometry Links - July 24, 2018

Louis Henry Sullivan's System of Architectural Ornament is a beautiful book by a pioneering architect

Laslit Supernova shape-shifting chandelier

Mary Wagner’s spirographic drawings

BlocksCAD - “use coding, math, & design to create 3D models.  Best for 3rd - 10th grade."

John Kostick:  "These are some models of interesting but not very well known space filling arrays that I've been working on rendering.  Some of this goes back 50 years or so, some is more recent."

Telemetron - a dodecahedral musical instrument designed for zero gravity

2-D 3-D art by Aakash Nihalani
Balancing Act - currently on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway

A twitter bot creating a random 2-dimensional tiling once a day, by @roice713

Comparing City Street Orientations
City Street Orientations around the World
Bonus:  Jefferson Grid

Nano-kirigami to Manipulate Light

CGI Kaleidocycles

Editorial Comment:  I wonder if you can combine sphericons with Celtic stones or rattlebacks:

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Geometry Links - June 30, 2018

Peace for Triple Piano - by Vi Hart
Making of video

Visual Reference Guide for Wood Joints

Geomorphic forms inspired by “urban fragments” of Seoul

3D printed magnetic shapeshifters

Shape-shifting flying robot
Editorial Comment:  I for one welcome our shape-shifting flying robot overlords.

Self-assembling dodecahedral silica nano-cage

Rogan Brown’s paper sculpture - biomorphic forms from corals to human microbiome

Vortex rings collisions

Fun with a carbon arc lamp

Scott Albrecht’s typographic deconstructions

Dichroic and other glass art by Chris Wood

Victor Acevedo has launched an Indiegogo campaign for a book on his work
"ACEVEDO in Context : will be an illustrated chronology about my life & art with an emphasis on the art. It will issued as an ebook and if the campaign goal is reached as a hardcopy print book as well. It will cover my work beginning in traditional media (painting & drawing) from 1977–85 to digital media from 1983–2018. It will include commissioned critical essays by two well-known art historians. All editions are projected to contain 250 pages including 175 images.”
Here is a link to the pitch video as it lives on Youtube:
Editorial Comment:  Victor is a long-time member of the Synergetics Collaborative and has videotaped many of the meetings and symposia.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Geometry Links - June 5, 2018

Kirigami for better bandages

“Breath/ing” sculpture purifies air with nanomolecule fabric

Polyhedral Knots and Links (Joe Clinton)

Rhythm of Math: kinesiological method of teaching mathematics

Visoth Kakvei’s art - the floral & optical illusions especially

Lisa Lloyd’s papercraft art
hat tip:

Animated explosion from Disney

ACID EYE 360 VR - Psychedelic Deep Dream Fractal Trip 4K

Journal of Molecular Modeling - reporting on “'hardcore' modeling… with a particular focus on three-dimensional modeling"
HS student George Wang’s proof of carbon’s seven possible bonds

Paper flower artist Tiffanie Turner

Wooden maps of Greenland
hat tip:  Chris Hager

Animation of crystal growing