WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Is Self-Publishing His New Novel

A diversion for when things get cuckoo, i.e., every day

Kinetic sculptor John Edmark says this about his freaky animations:

Blooms are 3D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi). Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/).

For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed in order to freeze individual frames of the spinning sculpture.

I think watching this should help in these apocalyptic times.

 

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One comment on “A diversion for when things get cuckoo, i.e., every day

  1. John W. Howell
    January 27, 2017

    Fascinating. The explanation blew me away. Thanks.

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