Archive for June, 2009


Saturday, June 27th, 2009

short note: I’ll be in Paris in the upcoming week. No -I am not thinking about shopping Prada :-) but will attend a mathematical summer school. I’ll try to find time for blogging, but at the moment it seems there may not be an internet connection for that purpose.


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

just in case you wondered what cat caspari of tonrand may have been up to lately – here a link to a new comment.

addition 26.02.13: The tonrand profile on had been erased. The music is no more available.


Sunday, June 21st, 2009


The frequent randform visitor knows that randforms main issue is not “popularizing science“.

Although we eventually may post an article which could be finally considered as “popular science” (last not least because we like to talk about science in a rather easy understandable way) we are mainly interested in discussing the communicational and perceptional manifestations of science. The visual ways of communication are here of special importance and thus we are especially proud that we were included in a carefully and thoughtfully edited book about blogs that are related to graphic design.

From the book cover:

Blog, weblog, logbook – these are words of our time. Although blogs have existed since the end of the 1990’s, they flourished only in recent years. Weblogs gained its popularity as a medium to tell stories and develop thoughts through dialogue.

With advancement of the Internet technology, creating and publishing a blog is as simple as it is to check your emails. What makes the difference is therefore, outstanding content. Blogs, Mad about design is a collection of the most interesting and exiting blogs that are related to graphic design.




Blogs, Mad about design
Mao Mao publications (2009) (blog)
ISBN 978-981-245-715-8

The text about randform in the book:

A blog that is dedicated to investigating the intersection between mathematics, physics, art and design. This includes visualizations and mathematical representations in terms of images, symbols processes, etc. as well as the general fundamentals of perceptive/cognitive thought, including topics that range from computers capable of seeing, to the architecture of information and interactive design.

on amounts

Thursday, June 18th, 2009


The area of the above squares shall visualize a certain amount of money.

A little puzzle for randform visitors:

The upper outer square visualizes an amount which is … times bigger as the amount of the upper inner square.

The lower outer square visualizes an amount which is … times bigger as the amount of the lower inner square.


isolated ground receptacle wall

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
isolated ground receptacles

Once again ironic sans posts an excellent idea: The outlet wall. Real solutions for real problems. Definitely the way to go. Unfortunately german wall outlets are less flat (more secure, though) so they wouldn’t make such a nice wall after all.