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(Short List)   These hypnotic mathematical GIFs will make you feel as if you're Stephen Hawking plugging into The Matrix   (shortlist.com ) divider line
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4241 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Aug 2014 at 1:26 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-27 12:49:18 PM  
cdn.shortlist.com
Goddammit loading symbol, I told you to stay off the booze.

I like the net AT&T logo.
 
2014-08-27 01:36:23 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-27 01:38:44 PM  
Are these things mathematical in that they illustrate mathematical concepts, or that they just use math for their animations?
 
2014-08-27 01:41:11 PM  
www.bugman123.com
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-27 01:46:50 PM  

gnosis301: Are these things mathematical in that they illustrate mathematical concepts, or that they just use math for their animations?


Yes.
 
2014-08-27 01:49:34 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-27 01:52:14 PM  
mathforum.org
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-27 01:54:00 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-27 01:54:25 PM  
I used to always love making crazy math formulas for my 3d graphing calculator to graph back in HS.
 
2014-08-27 01:56:44 PM  

TNel: I used to always love making crazy math formulas for my 3d graphing calculator to graph back in HS.


I wrote a sphere raytracer that dithered the grayscale down to black and white.
 
2014-08-27 02:20:29 PM  
i6.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-27 02:56:06 PM  
That last one with the cubes just made me want to find a working Q*Bert arcade machine and feed it quarters.
 
2014-08-27 03:13:54 PM  

nmrsnr: [cdn.shortlist.com image 615x278]
Goddammit loading symbol, I told you to stay off the booze.

I like the net AT&T logo.


img.fark.net
Go home sperm, you're drunk.
 
2014-08-27 03:14:08 PM  

nmrsnr: [cdn.shortlist.com image 615x278]
Goddammit loading symbol, I told you to stay off the booze.

I like the net AT&T logo.


Made me think of this

www.vgmuseum.com

(Could not find an animated gif of this - boo)
 
2014-08-27 03:38:36 PM  
3rd one is called hexagon boob during sex.
 
2014-08-27 05:18:13 PM  
Blerb.
 
2014-08-27 05:57:26 PM  

gnosis301: Are these things mathematical in that they illustrate mathematical concepts, or that they just use math for their animations?


Well, you can pretend almost anything is meaningful if you squint at it. Some of them could easily have been inspired by mathematical concepts, but none of them are really direct concepts.

#1) Was could have been inspired by the view you'd see inside a flat 3-D torus.

#2) Looks like an interpolation between the parametric descriptions of a circle and the lemniscate function (infinity symbol).

#3) Looks like it's just a two-variable sine/cosine function with value heightmap over time.

#4) Some kind of funny interpolation between a circle and spherical spiral function.


Not sure about the last two.
 
2014-08-27 06:13:58 PM  

Fubini: Well, you can pretend almost anything is meaningful if you squint at it. Some of them could easily have been inspired by mathematical concepts, but none of them are really direct concepts.


Skinned animation relies on mathematical concepts to be visualized, but it doesn't display a mathematical concept in and of itself.
 
2014-08-27 08:47:57 PM  

gnosis301: Skinned animation relies on mathematical concepts to be visualized, but it doesn't display a mathematical concept in and of itself


I'm not sure what is meant by skinned animation. I would call it procedural animation.
 
2014-08-27 10:45:05 PM  
i86.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-27 10:53:41 PM  
These made me think of all of the visualizations at raves and dance clubs around the turn of the century or the ones on the winamp plugin milkdrop:

img.fark.net

Can't count the number of hours I lost to the plugin, zoning out to music.
 
2014-08-28 02:06:16 AM  
These happy me.
 
2014-08-28 02:25:10 AM  
i think that last one was just an old Q-bert bonus board.
 
2014-08-28 07:26:51 AM  
What's black and sits on top of the stairs?
 
2014-08-28 08:47:04 AM  
I wonder if I can add these gifs to my folder of wallpapers without putting them in to an HTML and using active desktop... I like to have horribly complicated and painful wallpapers to discourage people people looking over my shoulder.
Try it some time. You'd be surprised at how many people actually stop and say "wow, I can't even look at that, how do you put up with it?"
The proper response is "I'm looking at the small window I'm working in. I just use this wallpaper to keep people from looking over my shoulder."
 
2014-08-28 10:11:05 AM  
38.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-28 12:07:23 PM  
static.gamespot.com
 
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