We have two more classes after today: May 4th 4-6:30 May 11th 4-6pm (final exam period, will be regular class): Project #3 due May 11th @ Midnight: FIRM deadline for submitting projects (project #3 or late projects), class recaps for classes you missed (or classes before 4/6) Creating fractals by hand Sierpinski triangle and carpet:… Read More Week 10: Creating Fractals
This week we started to unpack fractals a bit. We started with talking about the Droste effect, the effect of a picture appearing within itself. These images can also spiral in on each other and if you google “Droste effect” you will get many such images. We didn’t watch it in class but you can… Read More Week 9 Recap: Fractals!
This week we finished with symmetry. You can click here for notes in which I review the types of symmetry (reflection, rotation, translation, and glide reflection) and go over how we categorize rosettes, frieze patterns, and wallpaper patterns. I also gave out this flowchart that can be used to help you classify a wallpaper pattern. Your… Read More Week 8 Recap: Symmetry wrap-up and a first taste of fractals
A tessellation is basically a way to tile a floor (that goes on forever) with shapes (called tiles) so that there is no overlapping and no gaps. We typically look at using a tile of the same shape repeatedly (think of a floor of square tiles or a walkway of rectangular bricks). Sometimes we use two shapes… Read More Week 7 Recap: Tessellations
This week we started by exploring frieze patterns, patterns with repetition (translation) in one direction. A good review of this can be found here. That link has a different system of naming for the frieze patterns than we discussed in class, but look here for the names we used (the hop, jump, etc). Frieze patterns will… Read More Week 6 Recap: Frieze and Wallpaper Patterns