: I’ve been meaning to share this video for a while. First, some backstory: So, each spring for the past few years (minus this one of course) I’ve been part of the volunteer production staff for a conference in Carmel called EG
, One cool thing about this gig is that I get to sit in on pretty much any talk I want, and the talks are TED-like in quality. So, last May, I caught “mathematically inclined Sculptor” John Edmark
‘s talk and it has really stuck with me. In the first part, he shows off work which is both smart and playful. But it’s the second part (around the 8:56 mark
) that really impressed me. That’s when he explains the wonder of the “Golden Angle” in its relation to nature, and how those natural patterns inform his sculptures. I’ve never been much of a math person but I have been
hyper-aware of nature’s geometric spirals for a while now (hullooo, looking at you, romanesco
, you tasty fractal, you!). This talk
, a deeply satisfying 22-minute-watch, really pulled it all together for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
:: Ok, now watch this video after the one I just told you about
:: https://youtu.be/pZVdQLn_E5w Thanks, Isabel!
:: So good: Former NASA Engineer Mark Rober attempts to build the perfect squirrel-proof bird feeder
:: Minimalist mid-century style birdhouses Thanks, Susan!
:: In Campbell, CA there’s a pop-up “Emergency Art Museum”
:: SF drag legend Peaches Christ gets roasted by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Mink Stole, John Waters, and more ($5 rental/2019 Roast)
:: Trailer: https://vimeo.com/415008444
:: Why “10,000” steps? Because, marketing.
:: This yearbook prank reminds me of a certain phone book prank
:: No can do “no can do”