BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS from PARACHUTES.TV on Vimeo.

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” —Betrand Russell.

Worth a watch if you want someone to appreciate the hidden symmetry of math in everyday life. Produced by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux, you get to see a realtime feed of mathematical and geometrical equations corresponding to everyday events – like adding sugar to a cup of coffee, indoor lighting, a roll of dice, a spinning top, a compass, browsing the internet, and more. Enlightening. Mindblowing. Art.

Reminds me of a quote from Richard Feynman

“Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars – mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination – stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one – million – year – old light. A vast pattern – of which I am a part… What is the pattern, or the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?”

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