GeometryCode bulletin for October 2014

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Bubble Soccer - toroids and truncated tetrahedra

Follow the bouncing ball: toroidal torsos, tetrahedra and truncated icosahedra

I recently saw a fun video on FaceBook showing soccer players with their torsos enclosed in protective toroidal bubbles, and then found this related Bubble Soccer USA site. Perhaps sport is now imitating what some believe is the shape of the human electromagnetic energy field? Below is a stylized illustration I did some years ago of nested rainbow colored toroids surrounding a meditator in lotus position.

Toroid Fractal Nest Rainbow

Of course, the shape of a traditional soccer ball is roughly the projection of a truncated icosahedron onto a sphere. Since inflated bubbles provide superb cushioning, they are also found on this NASA Mars lander video; note the tetrahedral cushioning balloons (with 6 quasi-spherical balloons on each face) about 3.5 minutes into the video.

NASA - Mars landing - tetrahedral cushion

Solar System Geometry Calendars for 2015

I just updated the popular Martineau Solar System Series calendar for 2015. The models depicting averaged (circular rather than elliptical) orbit relationships are astonishingly accurate … and simple! Enjoy! 🙂

MartineauCalendarCover644w

Spiral shell sculptures

Sculptor, fellow artist, geometer and student of metaphysics, Stefán Geir Karlsson recently sent me some interesting conceptual images and commentary about making some really large spiral shell sculptures. His virtual vortices would be fun to explore as full size realized art forms. I’ve long had similar ideas for making huge models of polyhedra with mirrored interiors that we could walk inside, see the labyrinthine reflections and hear the equally fractal echoes; all metaphors of our projections mirrored back to us! :-) Colleague Sara Frucht of Berkeley, Calif. has some excellent smaller models she calls ‘Kaleidoscapes‘ with wonderful interior mirror reflections.

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If you like to color with colored pencils (or other media), make 3-D fold-up geometric art, do stained glass, quilts, geometric arts and/or crafts, or just want an extensive reference/resource of geometric archetypes, patterns and essential line art, you might enjoy a copy of my first book, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook: Universal Dimensional Patterns.

If your leanings are more metaphysical … and perhaps whimsical 🙂 … you might enjoy my second book, The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation. It was originally going to have geometry and Hermetic Laws/symbolism as a primary focus, but in 2007, a reawakened interest in the spiritual masterpiece, A Course In Miracles – thanks to Gary Renard – shifted the primary emphasis to an exploration of the two thought fundamental systems we all vacillate between, and how we can gradually shift our mind’s identity to the happy one.

Bruce Rawles
PO Box 192, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
author of The Geometry Code book; co-author of The Geometry Code screensaver
author of Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook
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