Dymaxion Projection Animation Dymaxion Projection Animation After lying untouched for years -- I haven't even looked at this in at least three -- there was such an interest surge in this animation that I revisited it for a new improved rendering. The miracle: Even seven years later, my C code is still readable, my POV files still render properly, and my animation still works. The result is much improved in almost every way. My animation of an unfolding Dymaxion Map is available as a 1.4 meg ZIPped 640x480 QuickTime or as a 40k ZIPped 320x240 QuickTime or as a 400k 160x120 Java animation. This is an animation illustrating Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map Projection of Earth. Basically, Fuller started with the data for the spherical Earth surface. Anyway, this illustration was made using a C program to output Persistence of Vision Raytracer files, which were then raytraced on a DEC Alpha running OSF/1. Both animations are hereby released to the public domain. Thanks to the following information sources:
Critical Path (book) Critical Path is a book written by US author and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller with the assistance of Kiyoshi Kuromiya. First published in 1981, it is alongside Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth one of Fuller's best-known works. Vast in its scope, it describes Fuller's own vision of the development of human civilization, economic history, and his highly original economic ideology based, amongst other things, on his detailed description of why scarcity of resources need no longer be a decisive factor in global politics. The following is a list of the main claims and opinions presented in the book, reported without discussion or criticism. The first part of the book explains the history and present state of the global economy. Human life began in the atolls of the South Pacific, where the average sea temperature is closest to that of the human body (p. 6). Our knowledge of the spherical shape of the Earth is central to our understanding of ecology (p. 34). Critical path. Mr.
Map Projections Thomas Rawlinson Thomas Rawlinson was an 18th-century English industrialist who is widely reputed, though not without controversy, to have been the inventor of the modern kilt. Very little is easily found about Thomas Rawlinson himself, even his vital dates (birth and death). He is described in nearly all accounts as being an Englishman and a Quaker who went to the Highlands in the aftermath of the suppression of the 1715 Jacobite uprising in order to establish an iron works. The origins of the modern kilt Prior to the turn of the 18th century, the form of the kilt typically worn in the Scottish Highlands was what is now known as the belted plaid or great kilt, which consisted of a large tartan or multi-colored blanket or wrap (Gaelic felie, with various spellings) which was gathered into loose pleating and drawn about the body and secured by a belt at the waist, the lower part hanging down covering the legs to about the knee. Controversy Growing popularity Enduring legacy
Robert W. Gray's Buckminster Fuller Notes Because of the amount of information I have accumulated on Fuller's world maps, particularly the icosahedron based map, I have divide the information into many different parts. But first, here is an example of Fuller's Icosahedron based world map (sometime refereed to as the Dymaxion(TM) map.) The word Dymaxion and the Fuller Projection Dymaxion(TM) Map design are trademarks of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Santa Barbara, California, (c) 1938, 1967 & 1992. All rights reserved. You can contact the BFI at BFI@AOL.COM. I have published 2 papers on Fuller's maps. Gray, Robert W., Fuller's DymaxionTM Map, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 21(4): 243-246, 1994. Here is a list of various information on Fuller's map from which to choose. General info about Fuller's map Different apprpaches to the transformation problem Area distortion of the map Coordinates for icoashedron the orientation C language source code for Longitude-Latitude to xy-coordinate transformation
Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. If you're looking for a weather map, or just want more detail on the weather today, see these more traditional maps of temperature and wind.
Ask the Reform Rabbi - Must a Convert to Judaism Believe in God Question: Must my fiance believe in God to convert to Judaism? I am Jewish. My non-Jewish fiance is considering converting to Judaism. One of his reservations is that he is not certain he believes in "God." Does conversion to Judaism make sense for someone with great respect for the religion, but who is not sure he believes in a God? Answer: Mazal tov on your engagement. The fact is, there is no way any thoughtful person can be certain about God, since understanding God is beyond human ability. Too often, I think, people who say that they do not believe in God, are talking about a God in which no thoughtful adult would believe. That is not the God in which Jewish tradition believes, either. Uncertainty about God should be no impediment for your fiance to convert to Judaism if he is actively interested in converting. Best wishes,Rabbi Jeffrey W. More Judaism Q&A
Jacques Henri Lartigue Jacques Henri Lartigue (June 13, 1894 – September 12, 1986) was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes and Parisian fashion female models. Biography This exhibition gained him fame and exposure to the industry. He then got opportunities to work with several fashion magazines and became famous in other countries as well. In 1974 he was commissioned by the newly elected President of France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing to shoot his official portrait. Although best known as a photographer, Lartigue was also a good painter. His first book, Diary of a Century was published in collaboration with Richard Avedon. In 1974, his work was included in the group exhibition " Filleuls et parrains". Legacy His son Dany Lartigue, a painter and a noted entomologist specializing in butterflies, is patron of a museum[vague] St. References External links
LED Art by Darren Pearson | PERFECTIONER. Online Magazine for Luxury, Arts, Design and Tech Artist Darren Pearson uses an LED light to create skeletal figures of people, animals and angels in Pasadena, California. Using a long exposure setting on his camera, the artist whizzes the light through the air to create lines. Each piece takes between two and five minutes to create. Check some of Pearson’s cool LED art below. Via Design Boom & The Guardian Related Articles: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone.[nb 1] The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing thirteen more Oz books. Baum dedicated the book "to my good friend & comrade, My Wife", Maud Gage Baum. 1900 first edition cover, George M. Back cover. Background In 1882, Baum married Maud Gage, daughter of suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage. Despite his reputation for being a progressive thinker because of his support for women's suffrage and writing the story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with a female hero, Baum wrote numerous racist remarks about Native Americans. Publication The book was published by George M. Baum's son Harry Neal told the Chicago Tribune in 1944 that L. Themes
Incredible Portraits Made from Food and Drinks | PERFECTIONER. Online Magazine for Luxury, Arts, Design and Tech Vivi Mac is a freelance artist based in France who creates extremely detailed images out of anything, including barbecue sauce, chocolate milk, caramel sauce, crushed ice and salt, and even rum. A self-taught artist, Mac first began developing her skills with paper and pen by absorbing information found on blogs and Facebook. She later began speed painting and eventually found that experimentations with food were her greatest success. Mac uses a keen eye for negative space to generate amazing portraits of people like Martin Luther King, Jr., Bruce Lee, Gandhi, and Barack Obama. As the liquids splatter across her canvas, viewers will see faces slowly emerging from the spills. The series is titled ‘Art Ephemere’, referencing the temporary nature of her food-based artworks. Via My Modern Met Related Articles:
Dunning-Kruger effect The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. The bias was first experimentally observed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University in 1999. Dunning and Kruger attributed the bias to the metacognitive inability of the unskilled to evaluate their own ability level accurately. Their research also suggests that conversely, highly skilled individuals may underestimate their relative competence, erroneously assuming that tasks that are easy for them also are easy for others. Dunning and Kruger have postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in the unskilled, and external misperception in the skilled: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others Original study Supporting studies Award