Giant Whatever
Giant Whatever


Giant Whatever

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2headedsnake:

Isabelle Schiper

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geometrymatters:

Karl Gerstner:

"I cannot see why sensation should be less precise than thought. The scientist designs conceptual models, the artist perceptual models." - Karl Gerstner Color is Gerstner’s essential medium. In this book, he presents the pure sensation of color with great precision. He explores color physically, sumptuously, yet with cool, formal clarity in the book’s seventy color plates. He also pursues the subject of color historically and psychologically in a series of essays, citing examples from Aristotle to Andreas Speiser, from Goethe to Max Luscher; theories and speculations about the character and employment of color and form.

text: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EbJPAAAAMAAJ&q=Henri+Stierlin&dq=Henri+Stierlin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=L_IaT8HiBpS_8gPQsNGbCw&ved=0CDYQ6AEwADgK

images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ad_symphoniam/sets/72157623687828718

visualizingmath:

ted:

What do leopard spots, striped marine angelfish, and sand dune ripples have in common? Their patterns are self-organizing Turing systems! Discovered by Alan Turing in the 1950s, these repeating natural patterns can be created by the interaction of two things that spread at different speeds, one faster than the other.

I knew that name was familiar! Alan Turing is quite an interesting person. Wikipedia lists him as “a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner”! Furthermore, “Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany” cracking codes! Read about him!

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