Simple Harmonic Motion study #3a 

(2011) 

by Mehmet Akten is another study in simple harmonic motion and the nature of complex patterns created from the interaction of multilayered rhythms.

Here 180 balls are bouncing attached to (invisible) springs, each with a steady speed, but slightly different to its neighbour. Sound is triggered when they hit the floor, the pitch of the sound proportional to the frequency of the oscillation. The total loop cycle duration of the system is exactly 6 minutes.

Visuals made with Cinema4D + COFFEE (a C-like scripting language for C4D), audio with SuperCollider.

 

Source: Mehmet Akten on Vimeo

 

 

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Reading

Grid Index (2009) by Carsten Nicolai is the first comprehensive visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems. Based upon years of research, artist and musician Carsten Nicolai has discovered and unlocked the visual code for visual systems into a systematic equation of grids and patterns. The accompanying CD contains all of the grids and patterns featured in the publication from the simplest grids made up entirely of squares to the most complex irregular ones with infinitely unpredictable patterns of growth, as editable vector graphic data files. (Gestalten)

Synesthesia: A Union of the Senses (2002) by Richard E. Cytowic disposes of earlier criticisms that the phenomenon cannot be real, demonstrating that it is indeed brain-based. Following a historical introduction, Cytowic lays out the phenomenology of synesthesia in detail and gives criteria for clinical diagnosis and an objective test of genuineness. (MIT Press)

Notation. Calculation and Form in the Arts (2008) is a comprehensive catalogue (in German) edited by Dieter Appelt, Hubertus von Amelunxen and Peter Weibel which accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Academy of the Arts, Berlin and the ZKM | Karlsruhe. (ZKM)

 

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