Inspired by the naturally-occurring mathematical Fibonacci sequences found in pine cones and sunflowers, Stanford University's John Edmark designed and 3D-printed these sculptures that appear come to life—with bizarre undulating animations—when filmed spinning using a strobe light or video camera with a high-speed shutter.


In this instance a camera with a shutter speed of just 1/4000 of a second was used to slow down the spinning sculptures and exaggerate their motions until the results were downright trippy. And if you've got access to a 3D printer, you can even make your own as Edmark was kind enough to create an Instructable for the entire process. [Vimeo via Boing Boing]

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