Xander Zhou S/S 2014

Xander Zhou S/S 2014

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artandsciencejournal:

Visualizing the Beauty of Mathematics

In the above video you can see an equation, the visualization or blueprint of the equation in motion, and then the tangible object it represents. This shows that our world can be defined and examined, merely by combining numbers, symbols and concepts.

For non-mathematicians (or maths enthusiasts), equations appear daunting, let alone even considered for any aesthetic qualities. The project “Beauty of Mathematics” by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux, take these equations, and animate them to show their true image; that these equations depict movement, describe snowflakes, or create a masterpiece of computer technology. Just like we read artworks, equations are also meant to be interpreted for their meaning, but not everyone is trained to read equations. The project reads the equations for us, translates them if you will, and we are then able to relate a series of numbers and symbols to objects in our daily lives.

It is a wonderful way to begin the process of getting others interested in becoming versed in the language of mathematics. For, “mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” - Bertrand Russell

-Anna Paluch

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rafsimonz:

Welcome, and thank you! There’s so many good blogs out there, too many to name actually, but here are a few: 

I could go on and on, lol. 

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vimeo:

We’ve seen it with Legos. We’ve seen it with yarn. But have you ever seen a stop-motion film made of water drops?

You've got to think high to rise

yatzer:

“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

If…

sculpture-center:

FEATURED ARTIST: Breanne TrammellThings People Have Said To Me, 2008Archival digital prints mounted on panels, tassels, 20 x 84 inches. Courtesy the artist.

lostateminor:

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This PETA Easter-themed video will bring tears to your eyes

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Did you, like I, think that eating eggs is not killing any animals? Think again. PETA has launched a new video, created by viral video guru Djawid Hakimyar, that in just 41 seconds will turn your face from a happy smile to a grim frown.

It starts off with clumsy chicks falling through the air in slow motion as they learn to fly and use their inexperienced wings. As you watch them tumble by, you realize that they are not landing – in some way or another – in a farm on a patch of grass, but they are actually falling directly into a dirty metal container. The screen then reads: ‘Billions of newborn chicks are male. They are killed as a waste product of the egg industry’.

As a PETA blogger states: ‘All this is standard procedure, widely accepted at commercial hatcheries and within the bounds of animal welfare laws. The egg industry considers male chicks to be useless because they don’t lay eggs and can’t be raised profitably for meat. Their sisters are not exactly lucky to remain alive. For anyone who thinks that eating eggs doesn’t kill animals, millions of male chicks each year are born in hatcheries and promptly thrown into the blades of giant garbage disposals.’

lostateminor:

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This next-gen music speaker is really just hollow bamboo

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A power-free speaker that thrives on natural acoustics to amplify music from your phone? Yep. Handcrafted out of sustainable bamboo, the iBam, as its name would suggest, promises to provide an instant audio boost to any phone when you slip the latter into it. How ingenious.

softpyramid:

James Wines/ SITE Architects
BEST Products Company- The Notch Project
Sacramento, CA
1977

softpyramid:

James Wines/ SITE Architects
BEST Products Company- Parking Lot
Project Rendering
1976

7sobm:

ThrowbackEverything is upside down. 14 months ago this is how the blog looked like, all be it not broken. I’ll keep it like that until Saturday morning when everything has to be rebuilt from scratch.Will do some throwback posts for a bit of fun while I’m at it, just to keep it in the mood for the layout.

7sobm:

Throwback

Everything is upside down. 14 months ago this is how the blog looked like, all be it not broken. I’ll keep it like that until Saturday morning when everything has to be rebuilt from scratch.

Will do some throwback posts for a bit of fun while I’m at it, just to keep it in the mood for the layout.