thenearsightedmonkey:

matthen:

Draw some random points on a piece of paper and join them up to make a random polygon. Find all the midpoints and connecting them up to give a new shape, and repeat. The resulting shape will get smaller and smaller, and will tend towards an ellipse!  [code] [more] [bigger version]

Dear Unthinkable Mind Class,
This looks like a picture of how a cohesive idea slowly makes itself present. It reminds me of how memories prompted by any random word will always generate a story once we focus on them.
Prof. O.S.

thenearsightedmonkey:

matthen:

Draw some random points on a piece of paper and join them up to make a random polygon. Find all the midpoints and connecting them up to give a new shape, and repeat. The resulting shape will get smaller and smaller, and will tend towards an ellipse!  [code] [more] [bigger version]

Dear Unthinkable Mind Class,

This looks like a picture of how a cohesive idea slowly makes itself present. It reminds me of how memories prompted by any random word will always generate a story once we focus on them.

Prof. O.S.