Sunday, March 24, 2013

"The shapes are are nodes of a twisted torus knot. In producing the model, surface normals were reversed to maintain color interest and mathematical harmony. A torus knot is a knot that lies on the surface of an unknotted torus in R3."
By Harry Benke

Saturday, March 23, 2013

"This image is produced by applying Newton's method for root finding to the complex function (z^(2+3i)-.09)*(z^(2-3i) -.09).The white areas are points in the complex plane where this function does not converge to any root. The background is produced using Perlin noise functions."

"This image is produced by iterating the complex polynomial (z^2-2)/z^2. This complex polynomial has no attracting fixed points in the complex plane."

By Robert Spann

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Light sculptures by Diet Wiegman


It's awesome how two different projections of a 3-dimensional object onto a 2-dimensional plane can look nothing alike. I like that in each of these pictures we're looking at both projections at once.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Artist Jonty Hurwitz makes anamorphic sculptures that at first glance appear abstract, but when viewed in a certain way, reveal distinct forms. To create the effect, Hurwitz scans objects and then distorts them using 3D software and quite a lot of math. The completed sculptures can then be viewed undistorted using mirrored cylinders or from very specific angles."