Math and Snowshoes Can Make Some Amazing Snowy Art

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Via Huffington Post:

Simon Beck has spent the past decade tracing beautiful patterns into snow-covered mountains and lakes using nothing but snowshoes and some basic math knowledge.

The British cartographer/artist started incorporating fractal patterns into his work after reading "Chaos: Making a New Science," a 1987 book written by former New York Times reporter James Gleick, Discovery News reported.

"When I did my first drawing, I had no idea how good it was going to look," Beck told CNN. "It's just so unusual and unique. No one else is doing anything like it."

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Human Harp Plays the Brooklyn Bridge

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Daredevils are not the only ones using bridges for fun: musicians are getting in on the act too. Di Mainstone and her team at Queen Mary University of London are attaching people clad in a special body suit to architectural structures with strings that tap into a building's vibrations and can be played like an electronic harp.

Mainstone was inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge while living in New York. "I wondered whether there was a way to capture the vibrations that go through cables triggered by walking, traffic and wind," she says. Since the vibrations aren't audible, they need to be transformed into a form we can hear.

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