Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 ART: LEA26 Pinwheel Tilings by Mac Kanashimi, a fractal installation art

LEA26  Pinwheel Tilings by Mac Kanashimi:
A fractal installation art
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Pinwheels by Mac Kanashimi, 2014, August 1 - December 31
A fractal art exhibition at LEA: Linden Endowment for the Arts
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Pinwheel tilings are non-periodic tilings defined by Charles Radin and based on a construction due to John Conway. They are the first known non-periodic tilings to each have the property that their tiles appear in infinitely many orientations.
  • 4 pinwheels tile the plane
  • each pinwheel is divided into 3125 triangles
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Arrival point
  • the safe landing point is shaped as a flat pinwheel
Stairway from the landing point
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Can you find the people?
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  • all triangles have the same shape
  • the triangles are arranged as a stairway
  • the stairway slope varies
Can you find the people?
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View from the top
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  • the color is derived from the stairway slope
  • many miles of walkable stairways
  • the landscape changes continuously
  • the objects move vertically, resize and change color
Some stairways go all the way down 
to the bottom of the art
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Chasms of color

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      The Journal of Virtual Studies currently has a call for papers open.  The journal is peer reviewed and focuses on the use of virtual spaces for knowledge immersion.  Do you work or research in Second Life,  OpenSim or any other virtual platform?  Have you been engaged in research, exploration or reflection when using MMPORG’s?  Have you discovered a virtual space with knowledge immersion possibilities or have you engaged in a fascinating new way to explore the virtual through any number of immersive online applications?    
      These and many other questions are explored by the JoVS.  The Fall 2014 issue is expected to publish in September.  For details, see here: Journal of Virtual Studies 
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