Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Exponents and Nature By Numbers

Have you ever seen The Powers of Ten (10) by Ray and Charles Eames? It's a short film about exponents that extend outward toward the cosmos and inward toward the atom.

A friend recently sent me Nature by Numbers, a film by Cristóbal Vila. It's about math in nature with a particular focus on Phi (ϕ). It's beautiful, but makes me feel a bit melancholy that ammonites are no more.


Lone Star Ma said...

Sounds interesting. I found a very nice ammonite once as a child.

Melangell said...

Heartbreakingly elegant. What a contrast between the dance of the mathematical relationships in nature and the "story problems" in arithmetic class, aaaargh.