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Strobe-animated Fibonacci blooms

What happens when you set a strobe to flash every time a sculpture rotates 137.5˚? John Edmark, art and design lecturer at Stanford University, US found out.

Take a look:

Video courtesy John Edmark.

Edmark designed and 3D-printed these blooms to animate when rotated and hit with a perfectly timed strobe. He places the leaves 137.5˚ apart, the so-called golden angle. He then rotates the blooms at 550 rpm and videotapes them at 24 frames per second, so the camera captures one full turn per frame. (There’s a bit more to it, if you want to try it yourself.)

When not creating these transfixing sculptures, he’s designing smart objects for your kitchen.

Visit his website to see more of his mesmerizing art.

--Lance Farrell

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