Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
I’m a believer that numbers describe our universe and that math is beauty. You see it everywhere; the fractal fern, the prime-numbered petals of many flowers, the scenic ratios that please our eye. Everywhere. And so is the number Pi – everywhere.
I’ve had this film hanging about my computer for a while now because it illustrates a number everyone knows in such a way that we don’t realize we might be learning something. (gasp!)
The film is by Rebecka Taule. The music, by Jim Zamerski, is based on the number Pi itself.
Rather than a long-form post today I offer you some thoughts. Six of them actually. Now get in there and exercise some of that fat outta your head.