Tag: patterns

Oct 30, 2014

Picture of the Day: Underneath a Transmission Tower

Picture of the Day: Underneath a Transmission Tower

Photograph by SirSaucySquid on reddit Reddit user SirSaucySquid lay directly underneath a transmission tower to capture this hypnotic photo. The dizzying array of steel is reminiscent of a sort of giant kaleidoscope pattern. The photo was taken on his phone and edited using the VSCO Cam app. A transmission tower is a tall structure,…

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Oct 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Square Roots

Picture of the Day: Square Roots

Photograph by question_ev3rything on reddit Spotted in Guangzhou, China is this resilient tree, whose roots have grown in and around the surrounding sidewalk blocks. The photo was taken by reddit user question_ev3rything who posted the image to the mildlyinteresting subreddit. via question_ev3rything on reddit

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Sep 8, 2014

This is the Cafe Wall Illusion

This is the Cafe Wall Illusion

The café wall illusion is a geometrical-optical illusion in which the parallel straight dividing lines between staggered rows with alternating black and white “bricks” appear to be sloped. [Graphic above by Fibonacci] Reported by Richard Gregory and Priscilla Heard in 1979, Gregory recalls: It was noted some time ago (Gregory 1973) by a then…

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Aug 11, 2014

This is What 100 Sheets of Stacked, Laser-Cut Paper Looks Like

This is What 100 Sheets of Stacked, Laser-Cut Paper Looks Like

Eric Standley (featured previously) is an artist and educator (associate professor of studio art at Virginia Tech) whose ongoing series of 3D laser cut paper art is found at the intersection of art, tech, history and mathematics. Standley’s stacked paper sculptures can take up to six months to plan. Many of his artworks involve…

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Aug 1, 2014

Hidden Patterns and the Straight-Lined Circle Illusion

Hidden Patterns and the Straight-Lined Circle Illusion

The circular motion in this video is not what it seems… Just another example of hidden patterns in plain sight! A great illusion from YouTube mind-melter brusspup. Credit for original creation of this illusion goes to: Arthur Shapiro and Alex Rose-Henig of American University, USA

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Jul 30, 2014

15 Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein

15 Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein

Artist Kathy Klein makes beautiful mandalas using various plants and flowers. She began creating flower mandalas (or ‘danmalas’ as she calls them) in 2010 and has made hundreds since. You can sel all of her creations in an extensive gallery on her website. A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and…

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Jul 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Paint Job Cost $383

Picture of the Day: This Paint Job Cost $383

Photographer Unknown via zimvi on reddit Seen here is a 1949 Cadillac covered in 38,295 pennies. According to the blog You Got to be Kidding, the pennies were affixed one by one using silicone. The project took six weeks to complete and added over 200 pounds to the car’s overall weight. If you enjoyed…

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