While not everyone was able to attend the creative art show at our amazing Autodesk Pier 9 office and workshop I am providing details on the packed and much talked about event. The Autodesk Artist in Residence (AiR) Exhibition was held at Pier 9 recently and included work by digital fabricators, fine artists, architects, furniture-makers, chefs, and many other creatives who have passed through the AiR program over the past year. While many in Pier 9 are Autodesk employees, we have many creative Artists in Residence working there and you too can apply to have the coolest office location in San Francisco on the Bay.
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An amazing and mesmerizing example of an artist's work at Pier 9.
Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures Blooms designed by John Edmark
These 3-D printed sculptures, called blooms, are designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture.
John Edmark is an inventor/designer/artist. He teaches design at Stanford University.
To learn how blooms are made visit: instructables.com/id/Blooming-Zoetrope-Sculptures/
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