Thursday, July 21, 2022

Geometry Links - July 21, 2022

Joey Roth’s poster explanations using clear line drawings now available as digital files
https://www.joeyroth.com
https://www.core77.com/posts/115784/Joey-Roths-Letterpress-Posters-Now-Available-as-Digital-Files

Arabic calligraphy
https://twitter.com/BaytAlFann/status/1530480901771124737
Solar Exoskeletons – An integrated building system combining solar gain control with structural efficiency
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X22003930

If AIs figure out how to cast spells
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10166425783560335

George Westren’s geometric art rescued from the trash
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/06/27/george-westren-artist-alan-warbutron/

Polygons on Mars
https://www.uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_073471_0950

Geri Hahn, an artist with synesthesia, explains her condition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGvy0sJfSMo

Diana Scherer - artist inspired by root forms to make art and clothing
https://dianascherer.nl

Making of the "Reference Flame" Tensegrity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-3WVXBshHc

The structure of corn kernels and Incan architecture
https://www.facebook.com/DigitalSmokeSignals/photos/a.10150509342844746/10162046291389746/
hat tip Dylan Loman

Making the Fletcher Capstan Table
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbo7ycpkeI

Wadada Leo Smith’s Ankhrasmation
https://wadadaleosmith.com/philosophy-and-language-of-music/ankhrasmation-gallery/

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Geometry Links - May 24, 2022

Strandbeest evolution - Theo Jansen continues his work
https://youtu.be/C97kMKwZ2-g
https://boingboing.net/2022/04/29/an-update-on-what-dutch-kinetic-sculptor-theo-jansen-has-been-up-to.html
Editorial Comment: I’d like to see Jansen and Miyazaki, the great anime creator, collaborate. They have similar imaginations.

Gerald de Jong’s "Tensegrity Twist Axis (4 struts, 9 cords). In real life you see curves )( that are not there."
https://www.facebook.com/704373947/videos/586449305797964

Kinetic art piece
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6927966695290490880/

Origami simulator
https://origamisimulator.org
hat tip boingboing.net

Puzzle maze bolt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJOOLH9ZP2I
https://www.core77.com/posts/115625/Combining-3D-Printing-and-Lost-Wax-Casting-to-Make-a-3D-Puzzle

The generative art of Emma Kunz
https://twitter.com/Eko3316/status/1451485705314635782

Saul Griffith et alia’s detailed Sankey diagram tracking every unit of energy in the USAmerican economy and what it does
http://www.departmentof.energy

"The geometric beauty of Singapore’s social housing tables"
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2022/may/14/the-geometric-beauty-of-singapores-social-housing-tables-in-pictures

He quit his job to make marbles
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FaroutFacets
https://www.instagram.com/faroutfacets/
https://www.marketplace.org/2022/05/16/glass-art-called-to-him-so-he-left-home-depot-to-make-marbles/

Environmental artist Jon Foreman
https://sculpttheworld.smugmug.com
https://www.instagram.com/sculpttheworld/
hat tip Rich Sage

Using sound to form and transform heart cells
https://stanmed.stanford.edu/listening/innovations-helping-harness-sound-acoustics-healing.html
hat tip Lorna Liana
Editorial Comment: Take a look at the work and life of Milford Graves, a drummer, teacher, and experimenter who treated his own disease of the heart with rhythm and music.
Exhibition: https://icaphila.org/exhibitions/milford-graves-a-mind-body-deal/
Book: http://www.inventorypress.com/product/milford-graves-a-mind-body-deal
NYTimes article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/nyregion/milford-graves-drummer.html
NYTimes obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/arts/music/milford-graves-dead.html

Rachel Dein’s "botanical art in plaster and concrete"
https://www.racheldein.com
https://www.treehugger.com/plaster-cast-bas-reliefs-of-plant-specimens-by-rachel-dein-5272423

Friday, April 29, 2022

Geometry Links - April 29, 2022

$100 flatpack solar hot water heater, made in Scotland, now being tested in Africa
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-60617154

Bike helmet geometry
https://wavecel.com
https://www.core77.com/posts/113174/Demonstrating-a-Safer-Bike-Helmet-Heres-What-Happens-to-Your-Brain-in-a-Crash

Herbert W. Franke - 95 year old computer artist, scientist, philosopher
https://art-meets-science.info

Geomorphological Landscapes
https://www.instagram.com/geomorphological_landscapes/
hat tip kk.org/cooltools

1:44 Turquoise-Amethyst Portal at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10161579444149428&set=pcb.10161579444289428

Symmetry and simplicity spontaneously emerge from the algorithmic nature of evolution
https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2113883119
hat tip https://www.salon.com/2022/03/20/the-weird-reason-symmetry-abounds-in-nature-may-have-to-do-with-our-genes-striving-for-efficiency/
NYTimes article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/24/science/symmetry-biology-evolution.html

New form of ice - there are 20 so far and theoretically around 300 different forms of ice possible
https://www.zmescience.com/space/physicists-find-a-new-type-of-exotic-ice-that-likely-exists-deep-in-earths-mantle-or-even-water-rich-alien-planets/
https://phys.org/news/2022-03-ice.html
Paper: https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.105.104109
Ice XI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ice_XI_View_along_c_axis.png
hat tip Warren Ellis and Robert McElaney
Editorial Comment: I don’t believe they’ve found Vonnegut’s Ice Nine yet though.

BBC on spirals
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220318-the-ancient-enigma-that-still-resonates-today

Is Geometry a Language That Only Humans Know?
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/22/science/geometry-math-brain-primates.html

Chainmail fabric goes from flexible to rigid
https://www.core77.com/posts/114266/Smart-Chain-Mail-Fabric
Paper: Structured fabrics with tunable mechanical properties
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03698-7
Editorial Comment: octahedral magic!

Yusuke Oono’s 360º pop-up books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9DrzsNPPVo
https://www.amazon.com/sk=Yusuke+Oono&i=stripbooks&language=en_US&crid=2V961XY7457V0&linkCode=sl2&linkId=5dd15e47c7942442831ad8ba79155cbf&sprefix=yusuke+oono%2Cstripbooks%2C57&tag=theawes-20&ref=as_li_ss_tl
https://www.core77.com/posts/114559/Architect-Uses-CAD-and-Laser-Cutter-to-Create-360-Degree-Pop-Up-Books

24 beautiful blue Islamic buildings for Ramadan
https://twitter.com/BaytAlFann/status/1514531588301803523
hat tip Leela Corman (http://www.leelacorman.com)

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Geometry Links - March 6, 2022

 A "non-orientable surface” (Klein Bottle) generated by Gerald de Jong

https://www.facebook.com/gerald.dejong/videos/324558822924822
Big Bang
https://www.facebook.com/gerald.dejong/posts/10159535349903948

Prithvi Dev, kinetic geometer, experimenting with graphic-screens, jitterbugs, and higher-dimensional moire patterns
https://www.prithvidev.com
https://vimeo.com/user25052413
https://www.youtube.com/user/RanaChannaBanana/videos

Simon Beck’s snow art
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDMuN6YOWFs
https://twitter.com/buitengebieden_/status/1487862165239386119
https://www.facebook.com/snowart8848
https://www.instagram.com/simonbeck_snowart/
Editorial Comment:  from Geometry Links for December 14, 2014:
Simon Beck’s snow and sand drawings
http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/gallery/2014/nov/06/simon-becks-snow-art-landscapes-mathematical-designs-drawings-alps

Making Designer Crystals?:  "Tunable assembly of hybrid colloids induced by regioselective depletion"
https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1659477-tunable-assembly-hybrid-colloids-induced-regioselective-depletion
https://cleantechnica.com/2022/02/06/making-designer-crystals-its-easier-with-a-new-targeted-particle-bonding-strategy/

Mathemalchemy Exhibit - many videos, on display at US National Academies in Washington, DC until June 13
https://mathemalchemy.org/
hat tip Edmund Harriss

Victor Acevedo’s "VR Domemaster video for Orbic Field dm02"
https://www.facebook.com/victor.acevedo.92102/videos/330509818997227

Angela Johal’s “chromesthetic geometric paintings"
https://johalgeometrics.com
https://www.instagram.com/johal_geometrics/
hat tip boingboing.net

Franck Gérard's abstract digital works
https://opensea.io/collection/harmony-by-franck-gerard
https://www.instagram.com/abstract_harmony/

Form for river flow
https://biomimicry.org/solution/e-colant-net/

9 Women Artists Celebrating the Spirituality and Legacy of Hilma af Klint
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-9-women-artists-celebrating-spirituality-legacy-hilma-af-klint
hat tip https://warrenellis.ltd

Casey House - Art, Photography, Geometry
https://www.casey-house.com/
hat tip Joe Clinton

Shapeshifting pen
https://www.crushmetric.com
https://www.core77.com/posts/112848/Can-Crushing-Sculptor-Designs-Shapeshifting-Pen
from https://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2018/11/geometry-links-november-13-2018.html
Noah Deledda’s aluminum can sculptures
https://youtu.be/tilw2vZYPLM
https://www.instagram.com/noahdeledda/

Monday, January 24, 2022

Geometry Links - January 24, 2022

 Geometric water saving faucet design

http://www.ecosnippets.com/environmental/students-faucet-design-saves-water/
hat tip Marjom/2016/10/geometry-links-compendium-2011-october.html

Modules for storage from Danilo Olim
https://daao.pt/portfolio/77-module/
https://daao.pt/portfolio/22-module/
https://daao.pt/portfolio/18-inspire-yourself/
https://www.core77.com/posts/111191/Danilo-Olims-Interlocking-Plywood-Shapes-for-Custom-Shelving-Units

U, V, W modules
https://github.com/4dsolutions/School_of_Tomorrow/blob/master/UVW.ipynb
hat tip Daniel Ari Friedman

Best optical illusions of the year
http://illusionoftheyear.com/cat/top-10-finalists/2021/
hat tip boingboing.net

Sally Blake - woven and other work based on natural forms
https://sallyblake.com/work
https://www.treehugger.com/seed-like-woven-metal-sculptures-by-sally-blake-5214411
hat tip treehugger.com

John Powers’ geometric art
https://www.johnpowers.us
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/11/arts/design/john-powers-sculptor-accident.html

Froebel blocks, from the inventor of kindergarten
https://redhentoys.com/collections/froebel-education

Visualizing the evolution of the alphabet
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/from-greek-to-latin-visualizing-the-evolution-of-the-alphabet/
hat tip to Guillermo Taccioli

Geometry reduces concrete 70% in precast slabs
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/01/eth-zurich-3d-printer-concrete-carbon-emissions
hat tip Greg Watson

Unusual seed and fruit photography from Levon Biss
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/see-bizarre-seeds-and-fruits-from-around-the-globe/rie Farrell

Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom - time lapse of cactus flowers
https://vimeo.com/122575482
hat tip boingboing.net

Bathsheba Grossman’s geometric art
https://bathsheba.com
Interview with Bathsheba Grossman, geometric sculptor - even  more 3D printed objects
http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/2075-Designer-Spotlight-Bathsheba-Grossman.html
hat tip https://kk.org/cooltools/lenore-edman-co-founder-of-evil-mad-scientist-laboratories/
Grossman’s work has been featured here previously 
http://geometrylinks.blogspot.co

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Geometry Links - December 18, 2021

 Right-Angle Doodling Machine

https://openprocessing.org/sketch/493770
hat tip boingboing.net

Rock stacking simulator
https://neal.fun/rocks/

Project Lotus - smart flowers which fold open in response to light
https://studioroosegaarde.net/project/lotus
https://inhabitat.com/smart-flower-lotus-oculus-moves-in-response-to-light/

Seasonal Art of Slama Osijek
https://www.total-croatia-news.com/interviews/48569-slama-osijek
hat tip George Samuel

Rockerless rocking chair
https://apetersen.dk/products/rocking-chair/
https://www.core77.com/posts/110605/Dan-Svarths-Unusual-Rocker-less-Rocking-Chair

Animation of Richard Feynman’s “Ode to a Flower”
https://vimeo.com/55874553
https://www.themarginalian.org/2013/01/01/ode-to-a-flower-richard-feynman/
hat tip Gil Friend

Polly Verity - paper sculptor
https://youtu.be/IUd57qIeX4A
hat tip boingboing.net

Kaleidowall - modern origami wall art
https://kaleidowall.com/

Using machine learning to discover one of the first connections between the algebraic and geometric structure of knots
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04086-x
hat tip https://www.exponentialview.co/ev-351/

Rudy Rucker’s unfolded hypercube model of the Robert Heinlein’s “Crooked House”
https://twitter.com/rudytheelder/status/1468028989121843203/photo/1

Kung fu motion visualization
https://vimeo.com/163153865
hat tip boingboing.net

Dissection of a Tetrahedron - dividing a regular tetrahedron into halves, thirds, quarters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qie_8woUkGQ

Dissection of a Tetrahedron

 Dividing a regular tetrahedron into halves, thirds, quarters - some models I’ve been playing with

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qie_8woUkGQ