Friday, November 8, 2019

Geometry Links - November 8, 2019

The Art of Looking Up - 40 spectacular ceilings by great artists
https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9780711242173/The-Art-of-Looking-Up.html
https://www.core77.com/posts/90861/New-Photo-Book-Documents-40-of-the-Worlds-Most-Spectacular-Ceilings-Plus-One-That-Couldnt-Be-Included

Super-compressible material found through artificial intelligence
https://youtu.be/cWTWHhMAu7I
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-material-artificial-intelligence.html

Victor Acevedo Live Mix Video Stills
https://www.facebook.com/victor.acevedo.92102/posts/10157978990293258
http://www.acevedomedia.com/index.html

Twistronics - two graphene sheets offset at 1.1º
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/science/graphene-physics-superconductor.html

Scientists create light with chirality
https://scitechdaily.com/and-the-scientist-said-let-there-be-light-and-there-was-synthetic-chiral-light/

Shape changing, self-healing intelligent material
https://www.pnas.org/content/116/43/21438
https://scitechdaily.com/new-shape-morphing-self-healing-intelligent-material-developed-for-soft-robotics/

Fractal patterns in quantum material
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12502-0
https://scitechdaily.com/completely-unexpected-mit-scientists-discover-fractal-patterns-in-quantum-material/

Humpback whale bubble net feeding from two viewpoints
https://scitechdaily.com/groundbreaking-video-captures-whale-bubble-net-feeding-in-university-of-hawaii-research/
Editorial Comment:  Watch the video

Ada - an AI design
https://youtu.be/b3eZqO1Oh5E
https://scitechdaily.com/sabin-installation-turns-ai-into-art-at-microsoft-research-atrium/

Growing borophene, a 2D material, to make an atomic skin
https://scitechdaily.com/valuable-2d-material-borophene-grows-freely-on-silver-into-an-atomic-skin/

Modeling a bridge Leonardo Da Vinci designed for Istanbul's Golden Horn but never built
https://scitechdaily.com/500-years-ago-leonardo-da-vinci-designed-this-bridge-now-mit-engineers-put-it-to-the-test/

New structural design can morph into different shapes at different temperatures
https://scitechdaily.com/this-flat-structure-can-morph-into-the-shape-of-a-human-face/

Monday, October 21, 2019

Geometry Links - October 21, 2019

Samsara
https://www.rlon.com/samsara
https://www.core77.com/projects/89476/Samsara-~-a-kinetic-installation-telling-the-story-of-oneness

Morph - robotic sculpture
https://mindbuffer.net/morph
https://www.core77.com/projects/89402/MORPH-Exploring-the-boundary-between-Art-and-Robotics

Weaving non-Euclidean bamboo
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/science/math-weaving-bamboo.html

James Nolan Gandy’s spirographic artworks (and the machines he’s designed to make them)
http://www.jamesnolangandy.com
http://www.jamesnolangandy.com/new-gallery

Fluid simulator
https://paveldogreat.github.io/WebGL-Fluid-Simulation/

Learned about the Farey Sequence from Edmun Harriss at a recent conference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farey_sequence
Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss
https://theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2016/patterns-of-the-universe/

Mathematicians’ blackboards
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/science/mathematicians-blackboard-photographs-jessica-wynne.html

Living Pavilion in Annecy, France
http://www.behinha.com/projects#/living-pavilion-v2

New designs for optical tools from kaleidoscope mirror symmetry
https://scitechdaily.com/new-designs-for-optical-tools-inspired-by-kaleidoscope-mirror-symmetry/

"Structural puzzles in virology solved with an overarching icosahedral design principle"
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12367-3

Power Flower Phi Sci - sacred geometry and more
https://www.facebook.com/powerflowerphisci/

Tiles - addictive pattern recognition game
https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/tiles

Monday, June 10, 2019

Geometry Links - June 10, 2019

Soap Bubble Wiki
https://soapbubble.fandom.com/wiki/Soap_Bubble_Wiki

Mandalagaba - mandala drawing program
https://recursion.mandalagaba.com/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwJhYVuDMf3/
http://blog.mandalagaba.com

Generatively designed chair that folds flat
https://youtu.be/2sMniU1N06U

Gary Doskas videos on spherical geometry
Some experimental spherical geometric construction of spherical harmonics
https://youtu.be/fg7pEAo9irs
How to derive a general solution for the trigonometric relationship between a sphere and circles drawn on its surface and some examples of the spherical geometric construction of spherical fractional harmonics
https://youtu.be/y66XcdMODPU

The origins of Spikey, the Wolfram Matematica logo, from the hyperbolic dodecahedron to the rhombic hexecontahedron
https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2018/12/the-story-of-spikey/#more-17568
https://sites.google.com/site/giramundos/

"‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab"
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/science/math-physics-knitting-matsumoto.html

Physicists Uncover Quantum Structure of Buckyballs
https://scitechdaily.com/physicists-uncover-quantum-structure-of-buckyballs/
Rovibrational quantum state resolution of the C60fullerene
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/49

Cubipods, a shape to resist self-organization
https://www.core77.com/posts/88545/A-Triumph-of-Design—and-Manufacturing-The-Story-of-Cubipods-and-the-Innovative-Mold-Required-to-Make-Them

Fractals, hand-drawn by Sheldon Ebbeler
https://www.pinterest.com/sheldonebbeler/fractals-hand-drawn-by-sheldon-ebbeler/

Optical illusion - perpetual diamond
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2041669518815708

'Live Soap' component for interactive form-finding of minimal surfaces with topology changes
https://twitter.com/KangarooPhysics/status/1135989061976563715

Another symmetry for leaf growth patterns
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/decoding-mathematical-secrets-plants-stunning-leaf-patterns-180972367/

Friday, April 12, 2019

Geometry Links - April 12, 2019

Sound-blocking metamaterial uses shape for acoustic insulation that allows light and air to pass through it
https://www.fastcompany.com/90316833/scientists-have-discovered-a-shape-that-blocks-all-sound-even-your-co-workers
https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.99.024302
hat tip boingboing.net at https://boingboing.net/2019/03/13/exotic-topology.html

Cross-section of a rattlesnake rattle
https://twitter.com/Nnedi/status/1106606377194192902

Bertoldi Group:  Materials and Structures by Design
https://bertoldi.seas.harvard.edu/ 

Grasshopper Geography river and forest maps
https://www.grasshoppergeography.com
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/these-beautiful-maps-capture-rivers-that-pulse-through-our-world-180971789/

Shrine of Whatslove - robotically woven carbon-fiber structure devoted to love and marriage
https://inhabitat.com/robots-weave-a-100-carbon-fiber-love-shrine-for-chinas-countryside/

3/4 icosa ice igloo
https://inhabitat.com/designers-build-a-frozen-igloo-shelter-in-a-geodesic-dome-shape/

Polygonia Design - "Rapidly Create Symmetrical Designs for Manufacturing"
https://polygonia.design
https://www.instagram.com/polygoniadesigns/

Geodesic pergola in rural China
https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/luotuowan-pergola-luo-studio.html
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/02/12/luo-studios-luotuowan-pergola-china-wood/
http://www.luostudio.cn/project/2/113

Laser cut paper geometric art inspired by Islamic design
http://www.ibbini.com
http://www.ibbini.com/#/2019/
https://www.instagram.com/juliaibbini/

Machine learning for amino acids to determine protein function and structure
http://news.mit.edu/2019/machine-learning-amino-acids-protein-function-0322
Editorial Comment:  I remember reading Harvey Bialy’s article on “The I Ching and the Genetic Code” in the magazine IO back in the day.  64 codons in DNA to describe amino acids, 64 changes in the I Ching.  The essay is available in the IO Anthology https://www.northatlanticbooks.com/shop/io-anthology/
Some more recent work:
Defragged Binary I Ching Genetic Code Chromosomes Compared to Nirenberg’s and Transformed into Rotating 2D Circles and Squares and into a 3D 100% Symmetrical Tetrahedron Coupled to a Functional One to Discern Start From Non-Start Methionines through a Stella Octangula
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3575644/

Scutoids and bubbles
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05376-1#Abs1
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/science/uhlenbeck-bubbles-math-physics.html

Sableglass - geometric blown glass objects
https://www.sableglass.com
https://www.instagram.com/sableglass/

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Geometry Links - March 13, 2019

A physics calculation of π
Part 1: https://youtu.be/HEfHFsfGXjs
Part 2: https://youtu.be/jsYwFizhncE
Part 3: https://youtu.be/brU5yLm9DZM

Ice melting under a glaze of ice around a tree
https://twitter.com/REDROMINA/status/1097544586560524288

"New imaging technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution"
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-imaging-technology-captures-movement-quantum.html
Hat tip David Kurland

Escher cookie cutters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/12598506655/in/pool-41894168726@N01
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/12707039483/in/pool-boingboing/

Fibonacci sequence in E major as played on the piano
https://youtu.be/IGJeGOw8TzQ
hat tip Mirja Holmboe

Visualization of sound - cymatics
https://www.cymascope.com
Photography of musical notes in a bowl of water
https://www.saltspring.band/2018/11/08/photography-of-music-notes-in-a-bowl-of-water/

Dinara Kasko - 3-D printed pastry 
http://www.dinarakasko.com
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/t-magazine/3d-printed-food-dessert.html
from October 4, 2016 Geometry Links
Architectural pastry chef Dinara Kasko
http://www.core77.com/posts/56508/An-Architects-Take-On-Cake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4N35UsxRyA
https://www.instagram.com/dinarakasko/
Editorial Comment:  Good to know we’re nearly 3 years ahead of the NYTimes

Mukimono - Japanese food carving
https://www.facebook.com/SurrealbutReal/posts/563139594171848
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mukimono-fruit-vegetable-carving-japanese
hat tip:  Mirja Holmboe (again)

Kickstarter for a set of wooden fractal tray puzzles
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msraynsford/wooden-fractal-tray-puzzles-2
Earlier set of wooden puzzles
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msraynsford/wooden-fractal-tray-puzzles
http://msraynsford.blogspot.com
Michael Raynsford’s Shop:  https://msraynsford.ecwid.com - including a remote controlled model strandbeest

Geometric treehouse hostel in an Italian forest
https://www.archdaily.com/912204/ppa-offers-unique-nature-integrated-experience-in-proposed-italian-forest-development

32 symbols may be our earliest written language
The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols by Genevieve von Petzinger
TED talk https://youtu.be/hJnEQCMA5Sg
http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/40000-year-old-symbols-found-in-caves-worldwide-may-represent-the-earliest-written-language.html
Previously at http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2018/11/
Neolithic geometric cave markings the beginning of written language?
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23230990-700-in-search-of-the-very-first-coded-symbols/

53 best infographics - a treasure trove and a full course education if you follow the links
https://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/information-graphics-1232836
hat tip Marc Rudnick

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Geometry Links - February 17, 2019

Visual Education Project - lots of visuals of interesting projects
https://www.youtube.com/user/veproject1/featured
https://www.youtube.com/user/veproject1/videos
I got here from a reference to the circle in circle optical illusion machine
https://youtu.be/Ti1hyjLXItg
Hat tip to boingboing.net

“Smart Objects” using geometric principles:  Bifurcation-based embodied logic and autonomous actuation 
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-08055-3
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/16/artificial-venus-flytrap.html - for a lay explanation and a couple of short video examples

Das Totale Tan Theater 360º music video for the Bauhaus centenary
https://www.arte.tv/sites/en/webproductions/das-totale-tanz-theater-360/

Kamikara Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura
https://youtu.be/M2IWTEx0bmI
https://youtu.be/lKv5gpF29uw
hat tip to @AlexSteffen

Matt Shlian sculpture, drawings, videos
https://www.mattshlian.com
hat tip:  treehugger.com

High strength metallic wood from nanostructured nickel inverse opal materials - This paper describes a nickel-based cellular material, which has the strength of titanium and the density of water
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-36901-3

Useful Charts - timelines, family trees, alphabets and writing systems….
https://usefulcharts.com

Trompe L’Oeil portrait
https://twitter.com/MartinM_Media/status/1092334074910461954

Bcompact design - flat folding stairs and chairs
https://www.bcompact.com/designer/
https://youtu.be/9boatDNusYI

Mr June’s hexagonal street art
http://mrjune.com

Selgascano - I found out about them through the auditorium they designed for Placensia, Spain but their body of work is high geometric art
http://www.selgascano.net
hat tip: inhabitat
https://inhabitat.com/an-auditorium-uses-translucent-etfe-panels-for-a-surreal-look/

Hexeosis - kaleidiscopic art 
http://hexeosis.tumblr.com