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23 Sep 2014

#OculusRift d2k + head mounted #leapmotion. All kinda of awesome about to go down for #MakerFaire

#OculusRift d2k + head mounted #leapmotion. All kinda of awesome about to go down for #MakerFaire

21 Sep 2014

echophon:

Grid Wave

echophon:

Grid Wave

21 Sep 2014

bigblueboo:

cubic subversion (line drawing)

bigblueboo:

cubic subversion (line drawing)

21 Sep 2014

(Source: kenaim)

21 Sep 2014

sciencesourceimages:

How Mandelbrot’s Fractals Changed The World

by Jack Challoner/BBC News

During the 1980s, people became familiar with fractals through those weird, colorful patterns made by computers. But few realize how the idea of fractals has revolutionized our understanding of the world, and how many fractal-based systems we depend upon.

Unfortunately, there is no definition of fractals that is both simple and accurate. Like so many things in modern science and mathematics, discussions of “fractal geometry” can quickly go over the heads of the non-mathematically-minded. This is a real shame, because there is profound beauty and power in the idea of fractals.

The best way to get a feeling for what fractals are is to consider some examples. Clouds, mountains, coastlines, cauliflowers and ferns are all natural fractals. These shapes have something in common - something intuitive, accessible and aesthetic.

They are all complicated and irregular: the sort of shape that mathematicians used to shy away from in favor of regular ones, like spheres, which they could tame with equations.

Mandelbrot famously wrote: “Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.”

The chaos and irregularity of the world - Mandelbrot referred to it as “roughness” - is something to be celebrated. It would be a shame if clouds really were spheres, and mountains cones.

Look closely at a fractal, and you will find that the complexity is still present at a smaller scale. A small cloud is strikingly similar to the whole thing. A pine tree is composed of branches that are composed of branches - which in turn are composed of branches.

Read the entire article

Fractal images © Laguna Design / Science Source

Mandelbrodt photo © Emilio Segrè / Science Source

21 Sep 2014

“Sit, be still, and listen, because you’re drunk and we’re at the edge of the roof.”
— Rumi (via thecalminside)

21 Sep 2014

21 Sep 2014

20 Sep 2014

“To dis­trib­ute mate­r­ial pos­ses­sions is to divide them. To dis­trib­ute spir­i­tual pos­ses­sions is to mul­ti­ply them.”
— Josef Albers (via tetraghost)

(Source: wansome)

18 Sep 2014

cross-connect:

Damien Clarke is a GIF maker from Melbourne, Australia who posts under the name 12gon. All of his graphics are generated entirely by writing code, inputting vertex coordinates, animating values using different algorithms and choosing colours by typing in hex values. This is all done in a 2D/3D graphics library he wrote for a different purpose in an Adobe AIR app.

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