GeometryCode bulletin for September 2014

(1) News, Events, Interviews, Workshops, Classes, Exhibits, Products, Articles, Tutorials

Mutation game – prototype

Inventor Mark White recently sent me a prototype – check out his KickStarter campaign – for his very cool new “Mutation” game which allows 4 white and 4 black ‘knobs’ to traverse the edges of a colorful dodecahedron. You get an intuitive and kinesthetic sense of the shape and its topology by traversing the edges and it has a good ‘feel’ in your hand. The goal of one of many possible games is to be the first to make your 4 knobs (white or black) into a tetrahedral pattern. Here’s a bright youngster at a recent science event I participated in playing with the proto.

girl with Mutation game proto

More fun with Zometool

At the aforementioned educational event (the Castle Rock, Colorado library “Full STEAM Ahead program” Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) last weekend, I set up a demo showing a recursive video animation I did of the nested Platonic solids on my laptop … along with a 3d model made from ZomeTool which some of the young event participants helped me to add to, making a sort of quasi-partially-truncated inner-stellation (nowhere near mathematically correct jargon, but you kinda get the idea 🙂 of a cube with green and blue struts which enclosed the outermost octahedron. Fun! 🙂

Nested Platonics - Stellation Added

Kindle edition of The Geometry Code turned 2 yesterday

Amazing that it’s already been a couple of years since I released the Kindle edition of the book: The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation … You can read more about this geometric/Hermetic/metaphysical romp here, and download the first chapter for free here. The ‘tree-ware’ version has been around even longer for those that enjoy a ‘real book’ to curl up with.

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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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