Stereographic projection

Henry Segerman

This shows a 3d print of a mathematical sculpture I produced using shapeways.com. This model is available at http://shpws.me/q41V.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereographic_projection

sharing this because i noticed an intothecontinuum GIF flash on the screen for a quick second around the 0:23 mark. I think a pataak and a mr. div GIF get displayed right before that point as well. By the way, I think math “exists”( whatever that means).

reuben-thomas:

It’s been a while since I last did a self-portrait.
The Mavericks upgrade removed my copy of Java, so Processing doesn’t work without a hefty download. Therefore I’ll be keeping things simple and just using Cinder for everything from here on out.

reuben-thomas:

It’s been a while since I last did a self-portrait.

The Mavericks upgrade removed my copy of Java, so Processing doesn’t work without a hefty download. Therefore I’ll be keeping things simple and just using Cinder for everything from here on out.

scottknickelbine:

"Suppose there were a pool of water — clear, limpid, and unsullied. A man with good eyesight standing there on the bank would see shells, gravel, & pebbles, and also shoals of fish swimming about and resting. Why is that? Because of the unsullied nature of the water. In the same way, that a monk with an unsullied mind would know his own benefit, the benefit of others, the benefit of both; that he would realize a superior human state, a truly noble distinction of knowledge & vision: Such a thing is possible. Why is that? Because of the unsullied nature of his mind."Anguttara Nikaya 1.46, translation from the Pali by Thanissaro.

scottknickelbine:

"Suppose there were a pool of water — clear, limpid, and unsullied. A man with good eyesight standing there on the bank would see shells, gravel, & pebbles, and also shoals of fish swimming about and resting. Why is that? Because of the unsullied nature of the water. In the same way, that a monk with an unsullied mind would know his own benefit, the benefit of others, the benefit of both; that he would realize a superior human state, a truly noble distinction of knowledge & vision: Such a thing is possible. Why is that? Because of the unsullied nature of his mind."
Anguttara Nikaya 
1.46, translation from the Pali by Thanissaro.

beesandbombs:

bubles

beesandbombs:

bubles

beesandbombs:

squares & circles

beesandbombs:

squares & circles

echophon:

Polar undulations

echophon:

Polar undulations

nuclearpiss:

theoneaboutscience:

A circle of dots, but every dot alone is just moving in a straight line.

this is making me uncomfortable

it is amusing to me how many people seem to be amused by this
some more related ideas: http://intothecontinuum.tumblr.com/tagged/Tusi

nuclearpiss:

theoneaboutscience:

A circle of dots, but every dot alone is just moving in a straight line.

this is making me uncomfortable

it is amusing to me how many people seem to be amused by this

some more related ideas: http://intothecontinuum.tumblr.com/tagged/Tusi