“These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.
John Edmark is an inventor/designer/artist. He teaches design at Stanford University.
Info on how he made these sculptures here
Music is “Plateau” by Lee Rosevere
▶ great animated gif of every David Bowie hairstyle
▶ NPRs tiny desk concerts are a great idea & its worth having a hunt through their archive for any acts that you like, but this recent concert with Daniel Lanois is highly reccomended (anyone know what the rack device with coloured knobs is hes using? sitting underneath the TC Electronic delay)
▶ great music video for Prince song Breakdown, via – password is “breakdown”
▶ wow Kaleidoscope is a new effects plugin by 2CAudio – purty!
▶ new FAA regulations may stop artist driven drone projects (love that cat drone photo!)
▶ local genius Maggot Software, creators of the essential Conformalizer as well as Spanner plugin have relaunched as The Cargo Cult and with the new launch of their site have some great interviews with Spanner users such as Gilbert Lake, Frank Kruse, Dave Farmer – definitely worth a read! And their useful utlities such as Remetacator, Ammseblerator, Siblimator and AFEAlerter (Automation Follows Edit switch off alert) are now free, more info on them here
One Step is a collaboration between the french director Clément Oberto and the L.A. based electronic composer John Tejada.
Shot in hyper slowmotion in the Mojave desert…
▶ Cloudy days help us think more clearly, apparently
▶ casting pianos for Chopin project
another musicless music video: Sia – Elastic Heart
▶ congrats to all the recent awards finalists & winners – a few good friends have been through the upheavel of being nominated (& winning) an Oscar – it is undoubtedly an amazing experience but… this (thanks Ian)