Archive for the ‘Patterns’ Category

Math Is the Science of Patterns, Including This One

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Patterns come in all sizes and shapes, delighting our senses. Here is one pattern that entertains the ear, the eye and the sense of rhythm.

Theo Jansen Invented New Artificial Life and a New Wheel

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Having the modest goal to create artificial life, Theo Jansen not only invented a new wheel, a better wheel, and employed math, geometry and science to new extremes but also successfully accomplished his goal.

Theo Jansen: The art of creating creatures

Auditory & Visual Patterns: The Raspyni Brothers Juggle at TED (Feb. 2008)

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Starting at 11:30 (min:sec) of the video clip, listen to the sound of the juggling pins as they hit the jugglers’ palms – the rhythm is an auditory pattern. Freeze frame the video and see their trajectories. These are visual geometric patterns. The two types of patterns coincide.

Raspyni Brothers: Welcome to Vaudeville 2.0

What Is Math?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Math is the study of patterns and relationships.
Math explores the world, real and imaginary, by searching for, discovering and studying patterns and relationships. To do so, math employs logic, the art of reasoning. In turns, science, the study of figuring things out, which in turns employs math.