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Electrum Spiral @ Caerleon Art Collective

Posted in Building with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2009 by Wizzy

I’m working on this new thing.  It started out as a sketch on graph paper in RL.  Then I turned it into a 3 foot by 3 foot painting:

Original Spiral Fractal painting in RL

Original Spiral Fractal painting in RL

Then I rendered it in prims in SL in 2D.

Spiral Fractal rendered in prims in SL

Then I turned it into 3D in SL.

Soror Nishi asks if I could put some steps up to the fractal.

Soror Nishi asks if I could put some steps up to the fractal.

At the suggestion of Desdemona Enfield, I knocked out some of the cubes and this is the result:

spiral-fractal-sans-2nd-cubes

We put those cubes back in and it starts to look like a twisted Mondrian painting:

Copyright © Wizard Gynoid 2009

Copyright © Wizard Gynoid 2009

I asked Xenophile Neurocam if he knew anything about this fractal.  Because it’s definitely not the Golden Spiral.  It’s not derived from a Golden Rectangle and it doesn’t encode the Golden Ratio or the Fibonacci Series.

My good friend Xeno is so smart.  He said look into something called the “Pythagoras Tree.”

Bingo!  Discovered by Albert E. Bosman (1891-1961), a dutch mathematics teacher, in 1942.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras_tree

This version is different from all other variations I’ve seen of the Pythagoras Tree, so I’m calling it an “Electrum Spiral” because it’s definitely not the Golden Spiral.  Electrum is an alchemical mixture of Gold and Silver and the other five classical metals.

You can see it at my new parcel on the Caerleon Art Collective sim, courtesy of Georg Janick:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caerleon%20Art%20Collective/212/120/27

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Wizzy Likes to Sit on Stuff

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , , on December 16, 2008 by Wizzy

Wizzy likes to sit on stuff.

I tried to sit on this guy’s willie… but I got that message that you’ve all seen:

“No room to sit here, try another spot.”

willie

This is Ub Yifu’s sculpture (Life is a Bowl of Greed) at the new Caerleon show —

“Life is a bowl of…” http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caerleon%20Isle/123/4/2779

onthefurniture

Sometimes Wizzy likes to stand on stuff, too.  So after sitting on Soror Nishi’s furniture, after she left I decided to jump up and down on the furniture. 😉