Escher and the Droste effect


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Kevin McCarthy2002-07-30 14:51:08+00
I am highly impressed. Your work here is outstanding. I would enjoy seeing these techniques applied to other prints of Escher. This site is a fantastic teaching resource.

maarten de boer2002-07-30 13:21:47+00
Wow! Indrukwekkend! En duidelijk uitgelegd. Zeg, zouden jullie het Droste plaatje ook zo kunnen renderen, ter illustratie? Als ik de mpg filmpjes afspeel met mplayer -loop, dan wordt tussen de loops in het window even gesloten. Weten jullie daar iets op? Maarten

Ray Quenneville2002-07-30 12:47:36+00
Yum, a delicious mix of art and math. When will we have the screen-saver version? ;-)

Francis Perey2002-07-30 12:23:55+00
Congratulations on making a very sophisticated subject quite clear. I am missing a link to a web site where those of us have some mathematical knowledge but are not "expert" could go a little deeper into the mapping

Mitchell Cotter2002-07-30 08:48:53+00
Fascinating. The self similarity is another example of a fractal process. The relationship of these drawings to the discrete fractal processes is very interesting. I would encourage you all to pursue further examples. I will have to try playing it on some other system to make the animation work.

T.Wignesan2002-07-30 07:47:37+00
Even if I had difficulty opening all the frames...fascinatingly ingenious! A thorough poietic dismantling of the senses reversed and re-assembled! Congratulations! Who, please, does the filling in?

Jim Ward2002-07-30 02:58:55+00
I enjoyed the information about "Print Gallery". I like so many others didn't realize that there was something missing. I have been a fan of Escher ever since I saw his obituary in Time magazine. They printed "Waterfall" in the obituary and this caused me to look at his other works. Thanks, Jim

David Wallace2002-07-30 00:57:03+00
The site is wonderful! The combination of Escher's view of the world and the mathematical appreciation of this view fills what for me is a void that seems to have been bothering me for a long time, but I never quite understood exactly why. It's like the void in his drawing, I think. As a scientist I am able to appreciate both the art and the analysis, and I am now richer for having both aspects to enjoy, for which I thank you.

Nils Bruin2002-07-29 23:26:56+00
For the multimedia impaired under us, for Unices the simplest mpeg-decoder I have been able to find is Berkeley MPEG Player: It compiles without a glitch under Linux Redhat 6.0, using cp Imakefile.proto Imakefile; xmkmf; make To get around the problem that, according to mpeg_play, the mpegs on this site have an improper ending, just skip the last frame: mpeg -loop -end 398 bclip_1_1.mpg works nicely for me.