Have updated the Altair design page with a new animation that shows the logic of how the designs are generated plus how the designs themselves can be perceived – with imagination, with logic, with creativity.
Have updated the Shape Changing Polyhedra page with movie clips and animations that introduce this new family of design and architectural structures.
Have updated the “Dynamic Sphere Geometry” page. Applications are architectural, design, new materials. Revised page has updated animations showing how close packing sphere arrangements (of different sized spheres) are generated, examples of sequences and an example of an architectural lattice generated by the geometry.
Just returned from the Bridges Conference held this year at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Met some great people, mathematicians, architects, designers… Presented “Shape Changing Polyhedra,” from my latest book “3D Thinking” to be published by Thames and Hudson Ltd Spring 2017. My presentation included stop frame animations and movie clips of shape-changing polyhedra full-shellContinue reading Bridges Conference 2016 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Just appeared on KPCW; this morning in fact. Questions raised have made me think a bit more broadly about October’s, “Geomorph – Everything Changes When Mathematics Meets Art,” exhibition at the Leonardo in Salt Lake City. I made a comment on-air that, when we teach mathematics and science, we should go back to the pointContinue reading Radio Interview
Have been working with four Park City, Utah, high school students on projects for Rockwell Collins and Overstock.com – as part of the PCCAPS program. The idea is to have students work on valid projects for corporations and to build experience with professional protocol, new types of software, problem solving, etc.
In geometry, a Steiner chain is a set of n circles, all of which are tangent to two given non-intersecting circles (blue and red) where n is finite and each circle in the chain is tangent to the previous and next circles in the chain.