Posts from May 2010.

Nature by Numbers

Today I want to share an outstanding video found by my colleague Nico.

This kind of material always shock and amaze me!

When I was a child, I imagine how multimedia contents can effectively be more educational than just using the boring traditional books. I remember myself playing with animated GIFs to show the cyclic nature of the glucose and later on playing with Powerpoint, Flash, etc. to try to explain complex things visually. I prefer a good picture than a thousand of words.

Thereby, when I see a video like the next one I need to see it two or three more times till be able to close the mouth and that only happens just after satisfying my curiosity and gathering the full details. Math, nature and a piece of art, all in one.

Now enjoy it and turn on the full screen mode!

Nature by Numbers from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.

The three principles explained in the video:

Intro and the making-of.

After seen the video, and coming back from the off-topic, isn’t beauty to dream about that, may be, Nature is really model-driven… and actually has a complex and hidden metamodel governing it all?

All credits to Cristóbal Vila, Etérea Studios and his great videos.

¡Que bueno! ¡Maño! Me quito el sobrero.


Additional Model Driven bonus: Reviewing the making-of I found two visual models (DSL) (this and this using XPresso) describing algorithms in a visual form driving the animation in two scenes. Wow!