Tiling

, on August 11, 2015

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Beautiful-simple-complexity. The universe is extremely complicated and we cannot comprehend all of it. When we reduce that complexity to invented concepts we start to be able to see and understand such discrete concepts in their entirety. Tiling is one such dramatically simplified concept that is just on the edge of our human ability to understand its complexity. That is what reductionists do, try to break down reality into intelligible ideas. Of course you can also observe the universe from way up high, which is also beautiful, but in a very different way and scope. Intelligible vs unintelligible beauty.

unknowably complicated → knowingly complicated → knowingly simple → unknowably simple ↺

Pentagon tiling – above are the only 15 ways we currently know of to tessellate pentagons

Voronoi diagram

Truchet tiles

 


Dinner Time

, , , , , , on March 28, 2015

The question is whether civilization as we know it can survive a transformation from values laid down by a few (the elite) to a global auction offering different and often conflicting values and perceptions. With luck a kind of benign global civilization may emerge. The alternative is conflicts born out of values justifying violence and armed conflicts against those who think otherwise — the easy way.

A New Dark Age by Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Guide to Dim Sum and Guide to Dumplings – hungering and informative

The Egg by Andy Weir – too chummy, but fine

Name of the Year – curated amazing names, including background on where each one came from. Some samples: Moses Regular, Win Thin, Joko Widodo, Dr. Wallop Promthong, Infinite Grover

Cloud Chamber – watch uranium decay in real time

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – update

Andy Gilmore – update


Gabe Newell Update

, , on December 19, 2014

A two part interview with Gabe Newell by Andrea Peterson for The Washington Post. Thought provoking and honest.


Seinfeld Clio Award Acceptance

, on October 19, 2014


Mostly Videos

, , , on June 25, 2014

guy rose marguerite

Artisan Videos – Very impressive

The Paper Airplane Guy

Hubble: Timelapse of V838 Monocerotis

The Man Who Saves You from Yourself – about cults

Star Wars (Guardians of the Galaxy Style!)

Masters of Love

Living without air conditioning

Digital Sundial

Painting is by Guy Rose [via here]


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