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Posts tagged "mathematics"
Feb 16, 2013
From Random Polygon to Ellipse
Draw some random points on a piece of paper and join them up to make a random polygon. Find all the midpoints and connecting them up to give a new shape, and repeat. The resulting shape will get smaller and smaller, and will tend towards an ellipse! [code] [more] [bigger version]
Dear Unthinkable Mind Class,
This looks like a picture of how a cohesive idea slowly makes itself present. It reminds me of how memories prompted by any random word will always generate a story once we focus on them.
I filled at least half a dozen notebook pages on a plane recently trying to recreate this. Maybe the best illustration of how a book or a project comes together, too…
Jul 05, 2008
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