The creatures of Fibonacci

(About art and mathematics rather than language.)

In the January 16th San Francisco Globe, the article “3D Printed Sculptures Look Alive When Spun Under A Strobe Light”:

This series of 3D printed sculptures was designed in such a way that the appendages match Fibonacci’s Sequence, a mathematical sequence that manifests naturally in objects like sunflowers and pinecones. When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated or alive! The rotation speed is set to match with the strobe flashes such that every time the sculpture rotates 137.5º, there is one corresponding flash from the strobe light.
These masterful illusions are the result of a marriage between art and mathematics… the [Fibonacci] sequence starts with two 1’s, and each following digit is determined by adding together the previous two. Therefore, Fibonacci’s Sequence begins: {1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89…} etc.
… The creator of these sculptures, John Edmark, is an inventor, designer and artist who teaches design at Stanford University

(Hat tip to Karen Schaffer.)

Fibonacci on this blog:

“X number” of 7/18/09

“A Fibonacci day” of 5/8/13

“Recursive sushi” of 9/3/13

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