Nature by Numbers

22 Nov

This is an amazing animation I came across in the Woot forums the other day. It starts off a little slow but gets to some really amazing graphics near the end.

Nature by Numbers from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.

This video is a great example of how simple things can be made quite beautiful. Who knew math could be so pretty? It is a great example of how to take a simple concept and turn it into a beautiful graphic and I would hope that everyone could at least aspire to make things that are as simple yet beautiful as this.

(spoilers follow) I personally really enjoyed the portion starting around 1:40 with the sunflower. I had never really looked at a sunflower before, I had seen them but never gave them the time of day. It really is amazing that pattern in the center of a sunflower and that I had never taken a second look at it before now.


The quote of the day fits very well:

“Art is science made clear.” – Jean Cocteau

Yes this video is about math but the idea that complex ideas can be easily shown in a few minute video is what amazed me about this video in the first place.


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