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BLOOMS: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark by Pier 9 Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (?), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/f? n?m/). -John Edmark John Edmark is an artist, designer, and inventor. He teaches at Stanford University. Website: www.JohnEdmark.com To learn how blooms are made visit: https://ift.tt/1oBQ1ee And more about the Pier 9 Artist in Residence program here: https://ift.tt/1srU4em Cinematography and editing by Charlie Nordstrom Music – “Plateau” by Lee Rosevere – https://ift.tt/17PRzQ4 *For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed in order to freeze individual frames of the spinning sculpture. ©2015 John Edmark https://ift.tt/2L2dlnK Pier 9 https://vimeo.com/pier9 2015-01-12T19:58:02.000Z 2015-01-18T18:54:22.000Z

BLOOMS: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark by Pier 9 Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained […]

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