A couple short mathematical films by Cristobál Vila

Inspirations, a short mathematical film by Cristobál Vila, who works in computer graphics. The underlying conceit is “what might Escher’s workplace look like?”, although in a completely imaginary sense. Nature by numbers is similarly impressive, featuring animations of the appearance of the Fibonacci sequence in phyllotaxis. These aren’t really “educational” videos — you won’t learn anything from them if you don’t recognize what’s going on already — but some of you may recognize what’s going on, and if you don’t Vila has produced pages on the mathematics behind Inspirations and Nature by numbers.

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