Gonna do some rambling incoherency about The Last Jedi here. Probably don’t read it if you don’t want spoilers, because, spoilers. Also probably don’t read it if you want good, insightful commentary. There’s enough of that elsewhere. I’m old enough to remember when Star Wars fanboyz were complaining The Force Awakens was a “shot for shot … More The Franchise Awakens (a review, of sorts, of The Last Jedi)
Makevember’s over, but I’ve misplaced my business card wallet, so I made a new one.
Here is what I made in Makevember: There are 32 pictures here, because I made two things on each of two days; the picture for Thanksgiving is itself a collage because I made about seven things. I mostly tried to make things from start to finish within a single day, though there were a few … More #makevember recap
(Real world version) Not as good a result as I’d hoped, but I suppose not too bad for a first attempt at designing this sort of thing. And that wraps up Makevember!
Biology has never been one of my strongest interests, but now and then I dive into it a bit. When Bookbub mentioned Living Fossil was on sale for some stupidly low price I thought I’d pick it up. It’s a good book. Pretty readable and interesting. The writing’s not always as coherent as one would like — … More Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth (review)
Designed an illusion shape in Sketchup. It works in silico but will it work in the real world?
This is another illusion by Kokichi Sugihara. There’s an explanation of the geometry involved in David Richeson, “Sugihara’s Impossible Cylinder”, Math Horizons, September 2016, 18–19, and a pattern for making one out of paper at https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/horizons/RichesonImpossibleCylinder.pdf which I adapted for this.
This actually is something I plan on using with tomorrow’s project.
Another thing I’ve wanted to make for some time. This is from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/magneticslopes-make-your-own-illusion/, from the work of Kokichi Sugihara.
Don’t read the replies to this tweet: (because then you’ll have to bleach your eyes.) An interesting statistic; I’d kind of like to read more about it, but I don’t have a WSJ subscription. I wondered, though, how this sort of thing has evolved since 1789. If I’m doing this right (possibly I’m not), not … More The perversity of the Senate