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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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.
My latest book, “3D Thinking,” to be published by Thames and Hudson Spring 2017 forms the basis for a new exhibition and lecture series, see below. Lectures feature photos, illustrations, movie clips, animations. Please see my page, “Lectures and Exhibitions,” for … Continue reading
For many years I’ve wondered where the original structure was that inspired the development of Altair designs. Daud Sutton, a specialist in Islamic Design, sent me an email from Cairo just a few days ago. He has found found the original structure … Continue reading