1. Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/). -John Edmark

    John Edmark is an artist, designer, and inventor. He teaches at Stanford University.

    Website: JohnEdmark.com

    To learn how blooms are made visit: instructables.com/id/Blooming-Zoetrope-Sculptures/

    And more about the Pier 9 Artist in Residence program here: autodesk.com/air

    Cinematography and editing by Charlie Nordstrom

    Music - "Plateau" by Lee Rosevere - freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Farrago_Zabriskie/Lee_Rosevere_-_Farrago_Zabriskie_-_03_-_Plateau

    *For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed in order to freeze individual frames of the spinning sculpture.

    ©2015 John Edmark

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  2. For more info visit enablingthefuture.org
    Donate here - enablecommunityfoundation.org/donate

    Check out Autodesk's Workshop at Pier 9 - vimeo.com/127666944

    Film by Charlie Nordstrom

    See how the hand was made here - instructables.com/id/Assembly-of-e-NABLEs-Raptor-Reloaded-Hand/

    Music credits

    "The Sun is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow"
    by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.bandcamp.com/)

    "Adventure Darling"
    by Gillicuddy (gillicuddy.bandcamp.com/)

    by Gillicuddy

    All music available on Free Music Archive - freemusicarchive.org
    Under CC by license - Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International

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  4. For more information visit Autodesk.com/AiR

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  5. Pier 9 was designed as a place to explore every stage of the process of making things, from idea to digital model to real-world physical product. In our state-of-the-art digital fabrication workshop, our community of technical experts and creative partners collaborate on projects that dissolve the boundaries between software and hardware.

    What we learn at Pier 9 influences and inspires us to develop useful tools for the future of making things. Together, we’re discovering ways to advance 3D design and fabrication technology, to change design, engineering, and manufacturing as we know it.

    Visit Pier 9 for more videos about Pier 9

    Pier 9 Website: Autodesk.com/pier9
    AiR Program Website: Autodesk.com/air
    Shop Training Page: Pier 9 Shop Training

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