Archive for August, 2006

symmetries V (just words)

Friday, August 11th, 2006


A little follow up to our earlier posts about symmetries, which were a collaborative effort with graphics designer Etienne Mineur, who contemplated at the same time about ambigrammes in a socalled mineur-randfrom Blog pong match.

Sascha Lobo from riesenmaschine found via designboom the page of ambigramme designer John Langdon and found there probably (wo hat er das denn schon wieder ausgebuddelt!) also the link of this very cool ambigramm generator.

dainty walkers

Thursday, August 10th, 2006


A very worthwhile-to-visit website is the one of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA. Here one can e.g. surf to the remarkable ANTS – Autonomous NanoTechnology Swarm webpage (also autonomous in terms of graphic design…). (more…)

all earthquakes – neatly browsable

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

The above square shows the location of the only earthquake that happened near Berlin, Germany in the last seven days (more…)

symmetries IV (plain plane)

Monday, August 7th, 2006


Example of wallpaper group type p4m. From The Grammar of Ornament (1856), by Owen Jones. Egyptian No 7 (plate 10), image #8 , wikipedia

A classic topic in intersections between math and art/design are tesselations. This is mostly due to the fact that the included math is almost completely visualizable, which can’t be said for most parts of mathematics.

hoogerbrugge living

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

This is a classic. has been around for quite a while now. Still his catalog of flash nails, interactive videos, and stories is constantly growing (and his site got recently redesigned).
Definitely worth a visit is flow (an interactive music video) and the modern living/neurotica series. I must admit that I was kind of an addict in the years this series was a regular (1998-2001) — one of my favorites is “51 Nervous”.

Math test

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Due to a high failure rate on our math test :( in the comments section we temporarily switched off the math test script (which was not written by ourselves). No – seriously we would like to excuse ourselves for any comments which got lost. Unfortunately we only just noticed that there were quite a bit of comments lost, however we couldnt recover them. Due to this we will temporarily put comments on moderation. means: your comment doesn’t appear immediately…but will appear after being checked for spam.

thanks for your patience.

uncanny paintings

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006


“empathic paintings” by Shugrina, Betke and Collomosse


voice wreckognition

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

I couldn’t resist in reblogging this. Not really out of schadenfreude but more because I like it if techology gets so human :-)

via spreeblick

the uncanny valley

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006


a) visible light video image, b) unvisible light fluorescent image, c) recontructed image according to the New York Times

Yesterday the New York Times as well as the Wall Street Journal published an article about a new motion capture device called “Contour” which was apparently shown at siggraph yesterday and which was developped by former Apple Computer engineer Steve Perlman.