Deliberately Difficult to Watch

difficult to watch

I’ve never tried this before: create a rotating polyhedral image which is difficult to watch, using disorienting effects, such as the rotation of the images of spirals on the rotating faces. The spiral is made of golden gnomons (obtuse triangles with a base:leg ratio which is the golden ratio). This image, alone and without comment, is shown in the previous post, and was made using Geometer’s Sketchpad and MS-Paint. In the preparation for this post, it was further altered, including the projection of it onto the faces of a great rhombicosidodecahedron, and creating this rotating .gif. This part of the process was performed using a program called Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, available here. You be the judge, please: is it, in fact, difficult to watch? Did I accomplish my (admittedly rather odd) goal?

9 thoughts on “Deliberately Difficult to Watch

  1. Hmm… A little disorienting, but maybe it’d be more difficult to pinpoint the individual faces if the spiral images were different colors. It is, however, certainly captivating, hypnotic, and maybe even a little therapeutic.

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  2. Hell no! Quite the contrary! It’s easier to watch than Hillary testifying at the House

    Select Benghazi Committee hearing. Though, that’s not saying much!



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