These mathematical gifs are as hypnotic as they are beautiful

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Wednesday 03 September 2014 16:40
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These captivating geometric gifs were created by Dublin-based PhD student Dave Whyte using the programming language Processing.

Although Mr Whyte's day job involves studying the physics of foam he told i100 he thinks of himself as "both a physicist and artist". And while we're describing the gifs - made using motion geometry - as mathematical, Mr Whyte said people could disagree.

"What I do has maths in it for sure, but I think purists might not agree since there's a lot of creative input on my part," he said.

He has posted a how to guide to making the gifs here and updates his blog beesandbombs almost daily.

Columns

Rainbow spinners

Spinning dots

Twisting circle

Hexagon wave

All images courtesy of Dave Whyte

For more visit http://beesandbombs.tumblr.com/

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