Minimal Posters - Five Great Mathematicians And Their Contributions.
Coming up with new ideas for work can be tricky. I made this today and was instantly hit with the realisation that this idea surely has to have been had before, but I like it so here it is for all to see. Sorry if this is an infringement on anyone’s work and if you feel it is then let me know because I’d be more than happy to take it down.
“EVNI is a collection of giant furniture developed by Italian designer Umberto Dattola. The artist creates all kinds of woodwork that blends carpentry and design. For this project, he took old pieces of furniture and transformed them into these unique, lively pieces. The oversized furniture was first revealed at Milan Design Week and is reminiscent of a fantasy scene, like something directly out of Alice in Wonderland.
EVNI is a project that gives life and expression to otherwise inanimate objects. Through the work, Dattola explores the possibility that everyday objects absorb emotions and carry those feelings throughout the course of existence. Dattola explains: “What, of our passions, remain in the object during our life? Can we consider that some objects follow us during our entire life, absorbing our passions, moments of happiness, and moments of sadness? The question is: are we sure that all our sentiments pass without any influence around us?” The final product certainly seems to have a life of its own. With their long, wavy legs, the surreal pieces look like they might get up and scurry away at any moment.”
Music, music, music!
Jupiter’s moon Io, photographed by Voyager 2, 10 July 1979.
The end of this blog’s Io-thon follows on from yesterday’s post. The photos used in this gif were taken with longer exposures than yesterday’s, so there is a better contrast between Io and the background. Two volcanic eruptions are clearly visible in the top-left: I think that they are from Amirani and Maui. There’s also an eruption on the right-hand side, but as its only lit by reflected light from Jupiter, it requires a lot of brightening to see (NASA’s photojournal shows it here).
You can also see a volcano in the south, tall enough to stay in sunlight even as the surrounding areas fall into darkness.
Yesterday I mentioned the bright spot glinting near the equator. I asked Jason Perry (who used to write an Io blog) about it on Twitter and he said that it “looks like specular reflection off of glassy, cooled lava near Hi’iaka Patera.” So there you go.
MATHEMATICS AS ART: An Appreciation of the Polyhedron
Polyhedral Melange: Wooden Sculpture
By LuxXeon on deviantART
A render of a polyhedral shape incorporated into a realistically modeled environment. … an attempt to explore the polyhedron in an appreciative and, hopefully, aesthetically pleasing way.
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Images from Harmonia Macrocosmica, a celestial atlas by Andreas Cellarius published in 1660
I would like this atlas and I would like it now, please and thankyouverymuch.
Bob Dylan with a group of Liverpool children, 1966. Photo by Barry Feinstein.