Oscillate by Daniel Sierra“Oscillate” is the title of my thesis animation done at the MFA Computer Art program in the School of Visual Arts located in New York City. My goal with “Oscillate” was to visualize waveform patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in unison to capture the viewer’s attention… —Daniel Sierra.
This is the most beautiful video I have watched in most likely my whole life. (cont’d…)
Another cool video. Something to keep in mind the next time you’re bored in math class.
Is anyone old enough for this to remind them of a childhood game called Spirograph? I don’t know if they let kids use it anymore, because there were pins involved.
Yeah, I’m a librarian, but my undergrad major was math. I sucked at it (compared to the 10 or so other math majors in my college), but I loved it. This video talks about one of the things I learned that I loved the most: the difference between countable and uncountable infinity. Prepare to be awed.
René Descartes passed away on this day in 1650. Celebrate his legacy with his Mechanical Philosophy (1644), which posited that the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton’s theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a ‘subtle matter’ he named ‘plenum,’ which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun.
I love this picture, because I used to study math, and I kind of remember that there’s an equation for this spiral, and I want to say it’s something like r = theta (correct me, left-brainers). Lately it’s all I can do to balance my checkbook and figure out the tip in restaurants, but I can never forget the beauty of real hard-core math. And it’s everywhere you look. So yes, happy solstice to all - left-brain, right-brain, and everyone in between!
Summer Solstice is tomorrow! There shall be celebrations, and not much sleep. And maybe some psyllium, why not!