Nature by Numbers: Short Film Captures the Geometrical & Mathematical Formulas That Reveal Themselves in Nature

For cen­turies, artists and archi­tects have used some well-known geo­met­ri­cal and math­e­mat­i­cal for­mu­las to guide their work: The Fibonac­ci Series and Spi­ral, The Gold­en and Angle Ratios, The Delauney Tri­an­gu­la­tion and Voronoi Tes­sel­la­tions, etc. These for­mu­las have a real­i­ty beyond the minds of math­e­mati­cians. They present them­selves in nature, and that’s what a Span­ish film­mak­er, Cristóbal Vila, want­ed to cap­ture with this short film, Nature by Num­bers. You can learn more about the movie at the film­mak­er’s web site, and also find his lat­est film here: Inspi­ra­tions: A Short Film Cel­e­brat­ing the Math­e­mat­i­cal Art of M.C. Esch­er.

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  • Tor Hogne Paulsen says:

    This is com­plete­ly and utter­ly awsome!!!!

  • Absolute­ly won­der-filled! As a new­bie pho­tog­ra­ph­er I’ve become more and more aware of the geome­tries like those in the sun­flower cen­ter. Thanks for shar­ing this.

  • Saurabh Ganorkar says:

    won­der­ful­ly made…

  • Michael Jeske says:

    This is such a poignant and art­ful­ly con­cise illus­tra­tion of a con­cept so com­plex we may nev­er ful­ly under­stand it. Well done!!!

  • Mary Gayoso says:

    Beau­ti­ful work, atten­tive to details that take us long to real­ize. The pres­ence of math­e­mat­ics and geom­e­try in nature is some­thing strik­ing, I con­clude that we know noth­ing. Although I was already aware of it, the beau­ty of this film­mak­er’s demon­stra­tion increased my too sim­ple notion. Thank you!

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