Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Art. Math. Science. Magic.

I'm sure you're as familiar with Fibonacci's Sequence as I am...

The mathematical sequence follows the pattern of:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55. 89, 144....
and manifests naturally in objects like sunflowers and pine cones.*

So when John Edmark,  an inventor, designer and artist who teaches design at Stanford University, used the sequence in the creation of some 3D printed sculptures, the result was something naturally beautiful.

Beyond the stunning simple beauty of their static form, when the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a shocking effect is achieved.
So it looks like all we needed to liven up math class, was a little strobe light action...

*Don't ask me how!

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