Archive for April 15th, 2010

15
Apr
10

#105 down by the riverside

105/365 down by the riverside, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Night pictures today – as I only got our car late at night to start looking for something for the Daily Shoot:

Every town, village, or city has distinguishing icons and landmarks. Make a photo of one wherever you are today.

A slight rain in the afternoon and evening put me off cycling. I wanted to avoid the obvious historical monuments, and choose something more modern instead. But I really need that tripod, since all my night pictures are slightly shaken (taken with the camera supported on my car window!).

I love the riversides of our town – day or night. In the background is a famous landmark, too. The chimney of our local energy company is decorated with the famous Fibonacci sequence from 1 to 55 in red neon lights. This piece of environmental art is by Italian artist Mario Metz, completed in 1994. The sequence, where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers, is known as the mathematical definition of western beauty, used in art and music. If you are interested, here is some more information about the artist and his work.

It’s fascinating how often science and art are closely intertwined. But why are they so completely separate at school, and why does science so often take priority over art in education?




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