25 November 2005

Number Spiral

via Information Aesthetics
Click for larger number spiralOut of the chaos comes a beautiful, sometimes undefinable order. Number Spiral is a website that documents and illustrates the concept of the same name: "A ribbon with non-negative integers placed along a ribbon which is rolled up with zero at its center. When all the prime numbers are highlighted, specific visual patterns (odd curves) seem to emerge."

I really wish I would have learned more math in my younger years. Though, it's never too late to learn. Anyon have any good introductory book suggestions?


Anonymous said...

Very cool.

I'm convinced that all our interpretations of beauty (at least visually and audibly) come down to the immeasurable arrangements of infinite numbers and intricate formulas…

I *heart* Math.

“Are you the square root of 2? Because I feel irrational when I am around you.” :P

chressie said...

looks like a fingerprint.

others - here

Anonymous said...

The bigger part is in Hungarian, but you can find texts in English, too.

Fell said...

Awesome! Thanks, Anonymous. There are some slick work on there.