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#1 posted 02-25-2013 08:57 PM

When I was a kid, I saw a charming b/w film on golden proportions, a bell would chime each time a rectangle was highlighted.

Wish I could recall the name.

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 09:54 PM

Nice find, Great explanation.

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 12:09 AM

I love math!

This video just proves how math is everywhere … and without fractals cell phones would still have telescoping antennas!

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 04:14 AM

I actually decided to use the Golden Ratio in a design of mine. And I was going to link Vihart’s vid as soon as I saw this and was glad to see he actually mentioned her vid in his video.

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 04:21 AM

Most excellent video Rick, thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 02:37 PM

Way cool

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 03:31 PM

Thanks for the post Rick. Good info.

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#8 posted 02-26-2013 03:39 PM

Another interesting video—thanks for posting, Rick. I was aware of Fibonacci numbers being in nature like sunflower seeds (but not about pine cones), but I was not aware that it was also the basis for the golden proportion. It’s interesting that 1.618 is also the conversion factor to convert km to miles (10k/1.618 = 6.2 miles). Coincidence?

Maybe I’ll look for something to post about Lucas numbers . . .

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#9 posted 02-26-2013 03:55 PM

I made this piece to match the design of a G&G drop front desk they did in white ash. The drawers are laid out in a golden mean progression, such that the top right drawer width is 1.618 x the left drawer width, and it’s height is 1/1.618 x height of the bottom drawer.

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#10 posted 02-26-2013 05:50 PM

My early training was in drafting so I was vaguely familiar with the golden ratio but this video filled in a lot of details. Going forward I’m going to use this more often.

-- Rick M,

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#11 posted 02-26-2013 05:56 PM

That’s a very nice piece, Clint!

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