“It’s easy for me to catch you stabbing my heart when I look at you. I fear what you might do behind me, where I can’t see. It’s hard when your eyes can’t see that far, it’s harder when you have taken aim and fired an arrow straight for my heart that has pierced my back first. You see, this is why I need to trust you before we can continue, without trust, we’re nothing.”
— Michael Daaboul (via michaeldaaboul)

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Henry Segermen’s 3D Printed Mathematical Art

Henry Segermen is a mathematician and mathematical artist who works mainly with three-dimensional geometry and topology, and 3D printing.

The images above are extremely cool. 3D printed spheres of various designs cast interesting shadows as the spheres’ designs are stereographically projected onto a flat surface with a shining light placed directly above.

The Math: Stereographic Projections - According to Wikipedia, a stereographic projections is a particular mapping that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point: the projection point. Try to find the projection point in the images above!

Here is a picture, from Wikimedia Commons, of a Cartesian grid and its distorted appearance on a sphere:

The Cartesian grid projection can be seen in Henry Segermen’s art, above (upper left and lower right).

It seems to be common opinion that these 3D printed spheres would make awesome lampshades or party lights. Go to Henry Segermens’ website for even more mathematical art!

study on Roman Verostko’s cyberflowers (as seen at his Eyeo talk)

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Circular Associations - D

Last Sunday, I created a bunch of variations in a design series I called “Circular Associations”. This was variation D. Source code for this variation can be found here. Again, not my cleanest/best code ever, but that day was for play, not optimization.

This GIF is one in a set named “Circular Associations

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This summer I’ll be posting mostly programed gifs as I learn the language. Enjoy!

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Reminder: another free Processing course. The intro video looks very promising in my opinion!!

Want to learn Creative Coding?  This free course starts on June 2nd

You should do this.  You know you want to.

I’ll be taking it. This is worth another reminder.

Submerge, Rafael Oliveira

Tattoo you, Victor J Webster