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Fibonacci you crazy bastard….

As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

You bet!! Depicted here is a:

  • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
  • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
  • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
  • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

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From mid-20th century stencilled pattern books by the MATSUYA company (sold listing at Boston Book Company)

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"The question is not: is it true? But: does it work? What new thoughts does it make it possible to think? What new emotions does it make it possible to feel? What new sensations and perceptions does it open in the body?"

Brian Massumi, Foreword to A Thousand Plateaus  (via antineutral)

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Textile artist Libs Elliott uses a computer program to create a randomized pattern at the click of a button, taking art from the fast-paced digital to the painstaking process of analogue, combining modern technology with a traditional method of art.

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Have you been watching Fargo? It’s really good. Well worthy of the association with the Coen Bros classic that it is a sort-of sequel to, and actually now I think about it, one of the better things on TV this spring.

Well I was asked by my favorite client Mondo if I would produce a poster which will be on sale a week tomorrow - to coincide with the final episode airing on FX - and i was hardly going to say no, so there have it.

If you didn’t pick one up at ATX this weekend past and miss out on the Mondo drop, I should have some for sale in my shop before too long. 

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Henry Segermen’s 3D Printed Mathematical Art

Henry Segermen is a mathematician and mathematical artist who works mainly with three-dimensional geometry and topology, and 3D printing.

The images above are extremely cool. 3D printed spheres of various designs cast interesting shadows as the spheres’ designs are stereographically projected onto a flat surface with a shining light placed directly above. 

The Math: Stereographic Projections - According to Wikipedia, a stereographic projections is a particular mapping that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point: the projection point. Try to find the projection point in the images above!

Here is a picture, from Wikimedia Commons, of a Cartesian grid and its distorted appearance on a sphere: 

The Cartesian grid projection can be seen in Henry Segermen’s art, above (upper left and lower right). 

It seems to be common opinion that these 3D printed spheres would make awesome lampshades or party lights. Go to Henry Segermens’ website for even more mathematical art!

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