Category Archives: April

Random  design #17

Neurons interaction in a spiral pattern.

We may not yet understand fully the elements of randomness by which our neuron associate with each other to form a clear thought. One approach is to study the framework in which it happens – linear, circular or other,  and evaluate which pattern works best.

Why is it the first connection that came to my mind once I finished this image was Raphael’s painting “The school of Athens”?  I’ll never know, but that’s the signal my neuron sent me. A lot can be said about thought process & random connections!

04-17

 

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Random design #16

Different sizes and perspective of the same original sample of 2 and 6 neurons randomly communicating with each other. The blue tiles – 2 neurons communicating in 2 layers. The tan tiles, 6 neurons communicating in 6 layers.

Not much difference it seems, but there is a nice fractal dimension to it and it makes for a very orderly tiling too!

I guess I should thank Daniel Smilkov and Shan Carter for writing this script for TensorFlow. Good job!

04-16

Random design #15

Neural network – the Eldorado of randomness!

This image is a representation of a neural network – thanks to our friends at Tensorflow. Confused? It could be my brain, your brain at work looking at this pictures as thousand – maybe million of our neurons random-connect to each other every millisecond to interpret and make sense of what we see. Not convinced? That’s how AI are been trained to solve problems & be smarter. 

A mind is a pretty thing – if we can make sense of it!

03-15

Random design #14.

Random was the selection of a Byzantine design from 1856, Owen Jones’ Grammar of Ornament. Random, the reconstructing an 11th-century geometry with tools of 20th-century mathematics, random getting the work completed just in time for the Orthodox Easter celebration.

Random comes in many flavors – this time the conjunction of unplanned for events leading to a significant ending. Happy (Orthodox) Easter all!

And oh yes, I also inserted an element of “graphic randomness” in this image – the background color, size & positioning. The central orb is a real-time image of the planet Mars, courtesy of NASA.

If you’re interested to know more about the design’s geometry and origin, I recommend this article by Conversano and Tedeschini-Lalli for the Journal of Applied Mathematics. Enlightening!

03-14

 

Random design #13

Random positioning of a double-stranded RNA crystal structure.

Appropriate on this Easter day! While bells are (supposedly) flying to Rome, RNA – the source of most know life-forms – is reaching for the sky

Credit goes to A. S. Rose, Bradley, Valasatava, Duarte, Prlić, and P.W. Rose for making their original work available in the RCSB library.

03-13