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3 year old Jonathan...
3D Head Modeling Software
3D Printing!!! -- A Real Car
Aims of Education
Alexander Calder's Circus
Anatomy of a B1 Battle Droid
Anatomy of a Human
Anatomy of Musical Instruments -- Guitar History
Anatomy of Musical Instruments -- Saxophone
Anatomy of Musical Instruments -- Violin
Architecture -- Apartment Floor Plan
Architecture-- Filoli Gardens and House
Art Project by Google
Artificial Intelligence = AI
Astronomy - Messier Chart
Astronomy - Very Large Telescope
Astronomy -- Constellations
Astronomy -- Galaxies
Astronomy -- Hands-on Universe
Astronomy -- IMax Saturn Spaceship Flyby...
Astronomy -- Night Sky Map
Astronomy -- Orrery Solar System Kit
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Automata - Toys that Move
Batman Paper Model
BioMedical Engineering -- Organ Regeneration
BioMedical Engineering -- Geometry Research about Viruses
Bongard Pattern Recognition Puzzles
CAD Images of Pythagorean Theorem
Careers in Design
Ceramic Tile Designs Worldwide
Clowns Go On Vacation -- Video in Progress
Design Education Blog (K-12)
Doodles -- with Vi Hart
Drones & Society
Drones & Society_Arts
Durer, Albrecht -- Renaissance Man
Engineering -- Introduction
Engineering -- Mechanical Engineering -- MIT Open Courseware
Engineering for the Other 90%
Engineering HS Model Bridge Contest
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 7 Xray Photographs
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Curriculum Outline
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 1 Photograph Introduction
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 2 Lesson Plan
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 3 Teachers' Guide
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 4 Cool Stuff_Book Cover
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 5 Cool Stuff_ Book Photos
Engineering of Everyday Things -- Page 6 Cool Stuff_Book Photos_2
Engineering, Go For It!
Evolution of Feathers
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Flickr_ Math World photos
Fractal Arts Tutorial
Fractals -- What are Fractals?
Fractals and Benoit Mandelbrot
Fractals PBL Curriculum
Geometric Delights -- a blog
Geometry Course -- Open Reference interactive excellent course
Geometry History & Quotations
GeoSphere Gears in Motion
Glass Ball Juggler
GPS = Global Positioning System
Graphic Arts and Design
Hathi Trust -- Digitized Books
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
History of Engineering
History of Mathematics
History of the Computer Timeline
How do you... List of 100 Topics
How it's Made -- Science Channel
How to... Instructional Essay Writing
Human Geometry & the Performing Arts
India Arts - Kolam
Jobs, Steve - Apple
Kinetic Geometry Sculpture
Magic Mirror Box
Mathematics and Multimedia
Moon Express, Inc.
Museum of Mathematics
National Geographic Magazine
Nets for Geometric Solids
NOVA -- PBS TV -- Science
Orchids (and other Flowers)
Origami -- Erik Demaine -- MIT Geometry
Origami -- Robert Lang
Origami -- Sara Adams
Origami Resource Center -- K-12
Paper Craft -- Valentine's Cake
Paper Models of Polyhedra
Papercraft and Model-Building
Patents -- Apple, Inc.
Patents -- Google Search
Pavilion of Polyhedreality
Privacy in the Digital World...
Puppets and How to Make Them
Quilt Design Patterns
Spirals in Nature
Sports Courts and Fields
Tiffany Stained-Glass Lamps
Tools of Science and Math
Tools of Science and Math 2
Tools of Science and Math 3
Tools of Science and Math 4
Tools of Science and Math 5
Toys from Trash
Tsunami Wave (Physics) -- Tragedy in Japan
Union of Concerned Scientists
Wikis in the Classroom
Anatomy of a Human
Human Anatomy-- the Mix of Life and Geometry and more...
Obviously, this is a large subject...and we are not going to compete with medical textbooks...
But rather explore and discover and enjoy what knowledge and inspiration we can share...
1. The Hand (
Update 2013: See the Maker-Bot Prosthetic Hand photo and link just below)
This is a photograph I took of my left hand holding the Burmese wooden marionette's right hand...
Notice the intricately carved joints of the puppet's hand which enable very subtle and expressive movement and sentiment.
And let's jump forward several years from the puppet photos to May 2013:
3D Printing is the New Revolution in Printing
, as dramatic a change in society as Gutenberg's Paper Printing Press from 1450 in Germany.
This is a world-changer...and it sprung-up from the Maker-Bot DIY (Do It Yourself) Community...
Geometry and Home-Grown Engineering for the Greater Good...
2. Anatomy Coloring Book, The (3rd Edition)
Lawrence M. Elson
This is not the most exciting anatomy book but it is a visual and fun way to learn anatomy parts and systems with coloring markers or pencils.
The Latin names for Medical Terminology can get overwhelming, but if you focus on the Structure and Function of the various
related anatomy parts, you will gain a valuable foundational understanding of how your body "works"...
That is, you will come to appreciate the complexity and majesty of being a Live Human Being, as well as the susceptibilities and possible injuries
that can challenge your Health and Life...
There are some cool internet anatomy graphics learning tools to explore, such as the "Google Body" software application
(still being developed as a "beta testing program), but it requires downloading and using their new Browser "Google Chrome"
or other "beta testing versions" of Mozilla Firefox etc.... which I have not done yet...
And there are plenty of Human Anatomy videos showcasing the
, and this link in particular revealing some more
to be continued...
3. Honduran High Schooler's Low Cost Eye-Controlled Computer Interface
Electro-Oculography Research and Development by Luis Cruz, published at Make Magazine Daily Newsletter May 27, 2011
-- several excellent video demonstrations
-- an excellent one paragraph Bio-Engineering explanation
4. Albrecht Durer's Contribution to Human Anatomy are in his "Four Books of Human Proportion" published in 1528
Dürer's work on
is called the
Four Books on Human Proportion
Vier Bücher von Menschlicher Proportion
) of 1528. The first book was mainly composed by 1512/13 and completed by 1523, showing five differently constructed types of both male and female figures, all parts of the body expressed in fractions of the total height. Dürer based these constructions on both
and empirical observations of, "two to three hundred living persons,"
] in his own words. The second book includes eight further types, broken down not into fractions but an
system, which Dürer probably learned from
Francesco di Giorgio
's 'De harmonica mundi totius' of 1525. In the third book, Dürer gives principles by which the proportions of the figures can be modified, including the mathematical simulation of
; here Dürer also deals with human
. The fourth book is devoted to the theory of movement.
Appended to the last book, however, is a self-contained essay on aesthetics, which Dürer worked on between 1512 and 1528, and it is here that we learn of his theories concerning 'ideal beauty'. Dürer rejected Alberti's concept of an objective beauty, proposing a relativist notion of beauty based on variety. Nonetheless, Dürer still believed that truth was hidden within nature, and that there were rules which ordered beauty, even though he found it difficult to define the criteria for such a code. In 1512/13 his three criteria were function ('Nutz'), naïve approval ('Wohlgefallen') and the happy medium ('Mittelmass'). However, unlike Alberti and Leonardo, Dürer was most troubled by understanding not just the abstract notions of beauty but also as to how an artist can create beautiful images. Between 1512 and the final draft in 1528, Dürer's belief developed from an understanding of human creativity as spontaneous or
to a concept of 'selective inward synthesis'.
] In other words, that an artist builds on a wealth of visual experiences in order to imagine beautiful things. Dürer's belief in the abilities of a single artist over inspiration prompted him to assert that "one man may sketch something with his pen on half a sheet of paper in one day, or may cut it into a tiny piece of wood with his little iron, and it turns out to be better and more artistic than another's work at which its author labours with the utmost diligence for a whole year."
4.1. Can anyone research what the Numbers and Symbols mean in the top drawing? They are boldly written and precisely placed...
And are part of an Ideal form and symmetries and proportions.
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