John Pickering is a british sculptor who used the geometric principle of inversion since the 1970s. A book about his great work is published by the AA: Mathematical form: John Pickering and the architecture of the inversion
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Discovered by Rob Kusner, Director of the Center for Geometry, Analysis, Numerics and Graphics (GANG). The Kusner surface is an inversion of the Boy surface. The three discs are planes "reaching infinity".
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Le Topologicon is a great comic book about topology. The author is Jean-Pierre Petit who discovered the first parameterization of the boy surface in 1981. He is also the co-founder of the non-profit organization Savoir-sans-frontiers. The book deals with moebius strips, klein bottles, boy surfaces, magnetic fields, surface stiching and a lot more interesting topics. In my opinion, the Topologicon is a must-read for everyone dealing with surface modelling, mesh modelling, subdivision surfaces, surface tesselation, vector fields, deformations, or topological space. Some example pages: