Nature by Numbers

Since ancient times artists and architects have used various geometrical and math­mat­ical prop­er­ties in their work. You could take some exam­ples simply by observing the refined use of the propor­tions by archi­tects from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome or Renais­sance artists like Michelan­gelo, Da Vinci or Raphael. Astonishly, many of these prop­er­ties and math­e­mat­ical devel­op­ments are also present in nature.


The anima­tion above begins by presenting the Fibonacci Sequence. The second part of the anima­tion intro­duces the concept of Golden Ratio by constructing a Golden Rect­angle. In the third part a less known concept is presented: the Voronoi Tessel­la­tions, also called Dirichlet Tessel­la­tion.


These geometric forma­tions are based on a distri­bu­tion pattern that is easily recog­niz­able in many natural struc­tures, like the wings of some insects or these small capil­lary rami­fi­ca­tions in the leaves of some plants. To further explores natures mathmatics there is a TED talk by Arthur Benjamin that explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series below:

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