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John Edmark

Artist, Designer, Inventor, Instructor


Surprising Structures and Baffling Behaviors: Kinetic Sculptures Grounded in Geometry


In John Edmark's presentation, he will share a number of transforming and kinetic works from his ongoing exploration into spatial patterns of symmetry and growth, and describe the math and geometry used in designing them. His presentation will focus in particular on those works which are based on logarithmic spiral structures, Fibonacci numbers, and the golden ratio.

Meet the Speaker:

John Edmark is an artist, designer and inventor. He teaches product design at Stanford University. In his artwork he combines the study of nature and geometry to create transforming sculptures that elicit delight and wonder. He is the creator of Blooms, a new type of sculpture that animates when spun under a strobe light, and the Lollipopter, an interactive kinetic toy. Videos of his artwork have received over 60 million views online.

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