Showing posts tagged GIF
Bumbling bumblers from my hive mind.
Species in the Rhinochimaera family are known as long-nosed chimaeras. Their unusually long snouts (compared to other chimaeras) have sensory nerves that allow the fish to find food. Also, their first dorsal fin contains a mildly venomous spine that is used defensively. They are found in deep, temperate and tropical waters between 200 to 2,000 m in depth, and can grow to be up to 140 cm (4.5 ft) in length.
Chimaeras (also known as ghost sharks and ratfish) are an order of cartilaginous fish most closely related to sharks, but they have been evolutionarily isolated from them for over 400 million years.
It’s in tiny little type there so I’ll just go ahead and repeat: this is NOT an animation. If you’ve got 2 minutes it’s worth watching the full video.
Hey, c’mon, stop that.
Yippee, my first animations in Mathematica!
Let a circle roll around a circle twice as big. The shape traced by a point on the outer circle is a cardioid. Now consider a third circle rolling around the second one as well (again half as big, and at the same speed); its trace is already less familiar. The more circles, the more fractal-ish the resulting curve will be. In the limit, the traced curve can be described with this parametric formula:
(Source of inspiration: http://www.mathrecreation.com/2013/12/brain-curve.html)
The Science of Animal Locomotion by Eadweard Muybridge, in GIF form.
Inflating a set of cat lungs
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s an incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called alveoli, mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that helped me film this demo.
Kids, don’t try this at home, OK?
open the door, get on the floor,
EVERYBODY WALK THE DINOSAUR
The best thing.
Just your standard dude-eating-frog phenakistoscope GIF. Whatever.
(More phenakistoscope action at the Richard Balzer Collection Tumblr.)
It’s been that kind of week.
Bill Domonkos’ hypnotic gifs, made from vintage photos and archival photos, will entrance you. The artist talks to Co.Create about why he makes them.
Wonderfully strange way to start the day.