tags: nature, numbers, geometry, mathematics, Fibonacci sequence, Golden Ratio, Angle Ratio, Delaunay Triangulation, Voronoi Tessellations, filmmaking, animation, Cristobal Vila, Nature by Numbers, streaming video
In this beautiful video, “Nature by Numbers,” filmmaker Cristobal Vila presents a series of animations illustrating various mathematic principles, beginning with a breathtaking animation of the Fibonacci Sequence before moving on to the Golden Ratio, the Angle Ratio, the Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations. The words are scary-sounding, but the math is beautiful and the film serves to remind us of the intimate relationship between nature and math.
This movie was inspired by numbers, geometry and nature. You can learn more about Cristóbal Vila at etereaestudios. That website has more information about the film, including a fascinating step-by-step explanation of the theory behind the film (English is side-by-side con Español), along with stills, screenshots, tutorials and workshops.
NOTE: after I’d scheduled this entry, I realized that my colleague, Bioephemera already showed it to her Sb readers. Even though I don’t think our readership overlaps, I rescheduled this to pop up a few days later anyway. In the meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying this beautiful video every day while I waited to share it with you.