Artist and designer John Edmark has created a series of 3D-printed sculptures that appear to animate when spun under a strobe light. The sculptures are inspired by the golden spiral, which is found in nature in pine cones, sunflowers, and many other forms (and to up your math quotient, the number of spirals on each sculpture is always a Fibonacci number). The animation effect occurs when the sculpture’s rotation and the frequency of a strobe light (or a camera shutter) are synced so the sculpture is seen every 137.5 degrees (also known as the golden angle). Edmark explains the math and design of the sculptures in detail on Instructables. He created the sculptures at the Pier 9 Artists in Residence program at Autodesk in San Francisco.
images via John Edmark
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