13 9 / 2012

"You’re alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change."

Neil Gaiman (via herewecollide)

(Source: herewecollide, via twloha)

04 9 / 2012


This is my favorite interview <3

26 8 / 2012

One day&#8230;I will have that view myself, but until then. I wait :)



One day…I will have that view myself, but until then. I wait :)

(Source: justgonnataketheprussiasway)

17 8 / 2012


Put your iTunes on shuffle and create the soundtrack to your life.

Opening Credits: La Luna Hizo Esto -Il Volo

The Birth: Dead Star -Muse

Childhood: Never Grow Up -Taylor Swift

Teenage Life: La Baraja Bendita -Los Tigres Del Norte

Problems: Il Mare Calmo Della Sera -Andrea Bocelli

12 7 / 2012

05 5 / 2012

05 5 / 2012


Images of Aggregation by Andy Lomas.

Lomas on his work:

These works come from a study of organic natural forms and their relationship to simple mathematical rules.

Influenced by the work of D’Arcy Thompson, Alan Turing and Ernst Haeckel, they study how intricate forms of plant and coral like structures can be created by digital simulation of flow and deposition.

The sculptural shapes are created by a process of accretion over time. They are gradually grown by simulating the paths of millions of particles randomly flowing in a field of forces. Over time they build on top of an initial simple seed surface to produce structures of immense complexity.

(via proofmathisbeautiful)

05 5 / 2012


Dmitri Tymoczko — author of The Geometry of Music

  • how to make visual representations of music
  • (in paintings, video games, sculpture)
  • 5 constraints on a composition that are necessary (but not sufficient) for it to sound good
  • global statistical properties of songs
  • why 20th century classical music had little audience
  • a random painting is much less offensive to the eye than random notes are to the ear
  • “I came up with these 5 principles using my brain, which is a kind of crude statistical device”
  • the piano is essentially a line
  • [NB: linear ⊃ monotonic ⊃ totally ordered]
  • violin/voice musicians know that notes ⊂ continuous space, but the piano does us a favour by constraining us to a subset of those notes
  • line mod 13 = circle
  • (equivalence classes of octaves — A1=A2=A9 and E4=E7=E12 etc.)
  • directed segments, unordered tuples
  • musical translation = mathematical transposition, musical inversion = mathematical rotation
  • The fact that most people don’t have most perfect pitch (things sound the same in different keys) may be so that we can understand that, despite pitch differences in male/female adults’ speech and children’s speech, they are saying the same words.
  • “It’s as if we couldn’t tell the difference between red and blue, but we were highly sensitive to the-difference-between-red-and-orange and the-difference-between-blue-and-green.
  • [Also: this.]
  • Minor vs major is the other isometry of the circle (besides rotation): reflection.
  • “Harmonic progression is like zone defence”
  • Minute 26: Awesome. Watch how to move around in 2-chord space — seen on a circle and on Tymoczko’s grid

(Source: isomorphismes)

01 5 / 2012


Gian &lt;3


Gian <3



(via ilvolo-fans1-deactivated2014020)

12 4 / 2012

"And it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again."

John Green, The Fault In Our Stars (via bookmania)