RUTGERS APPLICATION DUE TOMORROW IT’S ONLY HALF FILLED OUT AND I STILL NEED TO WRITE AN ESSAY
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I have to keep this in mind.
Anne Tyng’s take on sheet-formed platonic wireframes: the cube.
Inflating a set of cat lungs
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that help me film this demo.
new andrew bird thing omgyayayayaya
infinite kpoops concert wif nina and sally next saturday
AND THEN THE SUNDAY THE WEEK AFTER THAT ANDREW BIRD’S FEVER YEAR IN NYC YES I WANT TO GOGOGOGOGOGOOOOOOOOO
Many Different Ways of Obtaining an Ellipse
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve on a plane surrounding two focal points such that a straight line drawn from one of the focal points to any point on the curve and then back to the other focal point has the same length for every point on the curve. As such, it is a generalization of a circle which is a special type of an ellipse that has both focal points at the same location. The shape of an ellipse (how ‘elongated’ it is) is represented by its eccentricity which for an ellipse can be any number from 0 (the limiting case of a circle) to arbitrarily close to but less than 1.
There are many different ways of forming an ellipse. Above are a few examples!
- An animation of the Trammel of Archimides.
- An animation of Van Schooten’s Ellipse.
- An ellipse as a special case of a hypotrochoid.
- Matt Henderson’s animation of a curve surrounding two foci.
Can you think of other ways of forming an ellipse (there’s a really obvious method that isn’t listed above…)?
As a designer student, this video makes me angry in many levels.