Our goal was to bring readers a first-person experience of cycling in Sri Lanka and explore the country’s inland. The route consisted of riding out of Colombo and visiting as many UNESCO world heritage sites as possible, since the country is chock full of them. The story is featured in the print issue of Far Ride Magazine Volume 7.
Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture.
The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).*
Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/). - John Edmark
This is rad! Hat tip to Peter on this one! Read about it in his newsletter.