Studio Talk, Friday 26 February 2016
5.30 – 7.30pm. $5.00 per person. There will be drinks and nibbles.
RSVP – seats are limited.
3B Scarborough Lane, Parnell, Auckland Phone: 09 3774159
Are there criteria and measurements for harmony? Can Fibonacci help us?
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” (Plato 400 BC).
I guess we all still agree, but how did this concept of beauty creep into the eye in the first place? There are patterns all around us in nature, and some of these patterns create a bias to regard natural patterns as beautiful. Fibonacci (aka Leonardo Pisano Bigollo 1200 AC) was able to formalise some of these patterns. Now we have the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden or Fibonacci Spiral, and the Golden Ratio. We will take a closer look at these and some stranger applications like the Fibonacci Clock and the Fibonacci Ruler.
It is our honour to introduce Johan E. G. Silén, who will present our first Studio Talk for 2016
Johan is a retired, Scandinavian snowbird, a mathemagician and an adventurer. He has sailed in the Malacca Straits, crossed the Atlantic, lived in the Caribbean, visited latitude 80 both S and N. He has been a paraglider, has worked as a taxi-driver, and completed single-handed ocean sailings. At present Johan is involved with Math/Biomath at the University of Helsinki and is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Familiarise yourself with Fibonacci at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTlw7fNcO-0