Tomás Saraceno: In Orbit
Mobius strips never cease to be cool. And this is a three dimensional one! It would also make for a great roller coaster.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973. It fuses rock and classical themes. The cover art is by H. R. Giger.
The album cover is considered one of the most memorable (and often disturbing) of its time. It features distinctive Giger monochromatic biomechanical artwork, integrating an industrial mechanism with a human skull and the new ELP logo (created by Giger). The lower part of the skull’s face is covered by a circular ‘screen’, which shows the mouth and lower face in its flesh-covered state. In the original LP release, the front cover was split in half down the center, except for the circular screen section (which was attached to the right half). Opening the halves revealed a painting of the complete face: a human female (modelled after Giger’s wife), with ‘alien’ hair and multiple scars, including the infinity symbol and a scar from a frontal lobotomy.
Giger’s images have stood the test of times and became one of the greatest album covers of all time. HR Giger went on to become a world famous artist and designer, his paintings and prints worth hundreds of thousand of Dollars. He won an Oscar for his spectacular work for the movie ‘Alien’ and continues to do film work ‘Species’, ‘Poltergeist’ and others.
The work of H.R. Giger is immensely powerful. Giger’s amazing cover for Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s album Brain Salad Surgery portrays a Gothic touch that could fit any heavy metal band at any time.
Jimmy Page, November 1990
The paintings for the cover are titled “Work No. 217 ELP I" and "Work No. 218 ELP II”. The original acrylic-on-paper paintings were lost (or stolen) after a Giger exhibition at the National Technical Museum in Prague, which ended 31 August 2005. A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the recovery of these two world famous paintings.
fractal and mathematical constant pancakes from saipancakes (check them out! they have many other mind-blowing designs).
Just another way to visualize math, I suppose… :D
To the men who have told me that I’m overreacting and “it’s the 21st century women are equal now”
For the love of primes; it never gets old.
This is the Sieve of Eratosthenes, a basic and simple algorithm for finding primes that basically knocks out all multiples of a number, starting with 2 and each successive number, as seen. It’s quite fantastic to see animated like this.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has made a deal with Picturehouse Entertainment to bring the exhibition “David Bowie is Happening Now’ to movie screens across the U.K. on August 13th.
An intricately patterned image made entirely from drawing lines straight from one side to the other. [code]
Hmmm, this image is really cool. I see many rotating cardioids that get smaller with each rotation. Does anyone have an explanation?