Paths through New York City.
David Byrne on the art/science of visual storytelling. How infographics. “Insight by visual means.”
The Golden Ratio discovered in the wild (during a brawl in the Ukrainian parliament). More detail here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/aug/06/accidental-renaissance-photojournalism-italian-painting-ukraine-frank-lampard
Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art pic.twitter.com/BBhw6rdT3l— James Harvey (@jamesharveytm)August 6, 2014
Perhaps the most important defining property of fractals is self similarity on many different scales; i.e., they have self-iterating geometric structures that repeat in different sizes.
In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E.. “in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit,”. These tablets “contained cuneiform signs in the Hurrian language,” which turned out to be the oldest known piece of music ever discovered, a 3,400 year-old cult hymn….
It’s rendered here in MIDI which means there’s no attempt at authenticity of instrumentation. Worth a listen though….
"Light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, higher in frequency than radio waves, but below X-rays. Wavelengths we can see are between approximately 380nm and 780nm. Curiously, the spectrum of visible light, between ultraviolet and infrared, is almost exactly an octave, with the visible edge of ultraviolet having double the frequency (and half the wavelength) of the visible edge of infrared. … "
From 'What Colour is C?'