Archives for the Month of May, 2005

Cosmic Hierarchy and Radiant Protons

Cosmic Hierarchy and Radiant Protons

There seems to be a strange common bond between Buckmister Fuller’s ideas, schemas and and graphical models and the visionary output of Paul Laffoley.

Take for example Bucky Fuller’s Cosmic Hierarchy of Omniinterationally-phased, Nuclear-centered, Convergently-divergently Intertransformable Systems!

Then compare with some of titles of the Laffoley’s Output, ‘Geochronmechane – The Time Machine from the Earth’ and ‘Dimensionality – the manifestation of Fate’

More importantly both infuse their visionary manifestos with complex geometric thinking applying it to ideas of interconnected universality and utopian ideals.

Synergetics – Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking by Fuller is online in its entirety and makes for a supreme matho-socio-poetic read.

Also check out the plates

Finally ‘An Octave of Polyhedra’ is a javatronic program by R W Gray that allows you to interactively explore Fuller’s concept of a Cosmic Hierarchy of Nested Polyhedra!

Off you go!

Geochemical Formation Sculptures

Geochemical Formation Sculpture – Sally Resnik Rockriver

In the work Geochemical Scape – ‘Zinc silicate glaze temperature is maintained at 2000 Fahrenheit for several hours to induce crystal formations.’

Sally Resnik Rockriver generates chemical reactions in blown glass
nurturing geological laws to produce Geochemical Sculptures

‘These formations are an outgrowth of an experimental framework that accentuates the heating and cooling tendencies of particular chemicals. The works capture the high temperature moment at which they were created, echoing the birth of planets and the Frozen life inside them.’

I particularly enjoy the Crystal Glaze set at her personal website

Mathematical Stamps


I’ve linked to this page previously at my old transphormetic blog – but came across it again – Combining Stamps, Fine Graphics and Mathematical themes gets me all hot!

There are Prime Numbers, Brazillian Moebius Strips, Golden Sections and Fractal Snowflakes celebrated.

The history of Sampling


This History of Sampling is good example creative data visualisation – that being the interconnections of samples in music from different bands and musicians in each others music. The intuitive interface, with its linear timeline, allows the user to find out where particular samples in a track or song were derived from.



Aspen was a multidimensional multimedia magazine from an age far away but still close enough to touch. The magazine was delivered to subscribers from 1965 to 1971 in a box often containing a variety of media: printed matter in different formats, phonograph recordings, and even a reel of Super-8 film.

‘All the artists are such shadowy characters,” the publisher said, “that it takes months to track them down.â€?

And this gives us some clues as to the type of content and sort of people who contributed to Aspen – some of the most interesting and intriguing artists of the 20th Century!

There are works from Angus Maclise, Richard Alpert and John Cage to name a few. Some key moments and movements are documented too – Fluxus, Minimalism and the Psychedelic Movement.

Favourites so far include The Psychedelic issue, The Fluxus issue, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s Lightplay, John Cage’s annotations for Fontana Mix which often spins on the Dataisnature decks and stills from the wonderful ‘Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda’ a film by Ira Cohen.

Galactic Generative Action Paintings

Create generative drip spraws with ‘Paint by Numbers’. Resulting computations provide transport systems schematics, over active axon manifestations, ISP node connection nests and other assorted digital tangles. Here’s a dataisnature sigil for psychic-geographic orientation.

Via Socialfiction