Introduction: This article is about keeping our brains active while sheltering at home. We talked to an expert Kirby Urner about learning C60, who is a philosophy major. Kirby was born in Chicago and has lived all over the world, eventually returning to Portland, Oregon. His journey includes teaching high school math in Jersey City, […]
Our purpose here is to elaborate a classic Python framework for storing and writing geometric information in a variety of formats, suitable for ray tracing and use within CAD programs. The target architecture we want to model is Flextegrity, a tension-compression lattice based on holding compression islands in relative positions, in an all-way space. Its inventor […]
The rhombic triacontahedron (RT) dissects into 120 such modules, left and right handed. Meanwhile, the regular tetrahedron may be sliced into four quadrants, each of which further subdivides into three pairs of left and right handed versions of the same shape, for a total of 24 modules, differently shaped from the ones above. Those of […]
VUCA (latest curriculum writing) integrating the concept of “risk” even mentioning “Chief Risk Officer” and VUCA, in this special curriculum: https://github.com/4dsolutions/School_of_Tomorrow/blob/master/stats_works.ipynb Look for this image: At the link above for the School of Tomorrow, you will see that image, and what comes below it is intense mathematics which is why they present it as a […]
Thinking through the shapes with all of the math working precisely, enters Kirby Urner, holding a diagram of the geometry, no, wait, an animated gif pushing the power of visualization. Here we have a Cuboctahedron dual Rhombic Dodecahedron… 6-square-8 triangular-14-in-all-Cuboctahedron-dual-Rhombic-Dodecahedron-Yellow-and-Blue-respectively! This is not only for geometry buffs. There are practical applications.