Friday, November 8, 2019

Geometry Links - November 8, 2019

The Art of Looking Up - 40 spectacular ceilings by great artists

Super-compressible material found through artificial intelligence

Victor Acevedo Live Mix Video Stills

Twistronics - two graphene sheets offset at 1.1º

Scientists create light with chirality

Shape changing, self-healing intelligent material

Fractal patterns in quantum material

Humpback whale bubble net feeding from two viewpoints
Editorial Comment:  Watch the video

Ada - an AI design

Growing borophene, a 2D material, to make an atomic skin

Modeling a bridge Leonardo Da Vinci designed for Istanbul's Golden Horn but never built

New structural design can morph into different shapes at different temperatures

Monday, October 21, 2019

Geometry Links - October 21, 2019


Morph - robotic sculpture

Weaving non-Euclidean bamboo

James Nolan Gandy’s spirographic artworks (and the machines he’s designed to make them)

Fluid simulator

Learned about the Farey Sequence from Edmun Harriss at a recent conference
Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss

Mathematicians’ blackboards

Living Pavilion in Annecy, France

New designs for optical tools from kaleidoscope mirror symmetry

"Structural puzzles in virology solved with an overarching icosahedral design principle"

Power Flower Phi Sci - sacred geometry and more

Tiles - addictive pattern recognition game

Monday, June 10, 2019

Geometry Links - June 10, 2019

Soap Bubble Wiki

Mandalagaba - mandala drawing program

Generatively designed chair that folds flat

Gary Doskas videos on spherical geometry
Some experimental spherical geometric construction of spherical harmonics
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

The origins of Spikey, the Wolfram Matematica logo, from the hyperbolic dodecahedron to the rhombic hexecontahedron

"‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab"

Physicists Uncover Quantum Structure of Buckyballs
Rovibrational quantum state resolution of the C60fullerene

Cubipods, a shape to resist self-organization—and-Manufacturing-The-Story-of-Cubipods-and-the-Innovative-Mold-Required-to-Make-Them

Fractals, hand-drawn by Sheldon Ebbeler

Optical illusion - perpetual diamond

'Live Soap' component for interactive form-finding of minimal surfaces with topology changes

Another symmetry for leaf growth patterns

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
hat tip at

Cross-section of a rattlesnake rattle

Bertoldi Group:  Materials and Structures by Design 

Grasshopper Geography river and forest maps

Shrine of Whatslove - robotically woven carbon-fiber structure devoted to love and marriage

3/4 icosa ice igloo

Polygonia Design - "Rapidly Create Symmetrical Designs for Manufacturing"

Geodesic pergola in rural China

Laser cut paper geometric art inspired by Islamic design

Machine learning for amino acids to determine protein function and structure
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
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

Scutoids and bubbles

Sableglass - geometric blown glass objects

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Geometry Links - March 13, 2019

A physics calculation of π
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Part 3:

Ice melting under a glaze of ice around a tree

"New imaging technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution"
Hat tip David Kurland

Escher cookie cutters

Fibonacci sequence in E major as played on the piano
hat tip Mirja Holmboe

Visualization of sound - cymatics
Photography of musical notes in a bowl of water

Dinara Kasko - 3-D printed pastry
from October 4, 2016 Geometry Links
Architectural pastry chef Dinara Kasko
Editorial Comment:  Good to know we’re nearly 3 years ahead of the NYTimes

Mukimono - Japanese food carving
hat tip:  Mirja Holmboe (again)

Kickstarter for a set of wooden fractal tray puzzles
Earlier set of wooden puzzles
Michael Raynsford’s Shop: - including a remote controlled model strandbeest

Geometric treehouse hostel in an Italian forest

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
Previously at
Neolithic geometric cave markings the beginning of written language?

53 best infographics - a treasure trove and a full course education if you follow the links
hat tip Marc Rudnick

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Geometry Links - February 17, 2019

Visual Education Project - lots of visuals of interesting projects
I got here from a reference to the circle in circle optical illusion machine
Hat tip to

“Smart Objects” using geometric principles:  Bifurcation-based embodied logic and autonomous actuation - for a lay explanation and a couple of short video examples

Das Totale Tan Theater 360º music video for the Bauhaus centenary

Kamikara Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura
hat tip to @AlexSteffen

Matt Shlian sculpture, drawings, videos
hat tip:

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

Useful Charts - timelines, family trees, alphabets and writing systems….

Trompe L’Oeil portrait

Bcompact design - flat folding stairs and chairs

Mr June’s hexagonal street art

Selgascano - I found out about them through the auditorium they designed for Placensia, Spain but their body of work is high geometric art
hat tip: inhabitat

Hexeosis - kaleidiscopic art