Archive for Xenophile Neurocam

New videos of some of my work.

Posted in Building with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2009 by Wizzy

Xenophile Neurocam recently posted some machinima footage that he shot at my Rezzable Visions show in October 2008:

http://blip.tv/file/2514901/

Kumi Kuhr posted a short machinima video shot of my 6,672 prim E8 Polytope structure built on Butler sim:

http://blip.tv/file/1945189/

Nitwacket published machinima video of Burning Life 2008 which includes some footage of my build “It Came from the 8th Dimension”:

http://blip.tv/file/1375230/

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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