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[GIF] Come Back (Fun with the square)

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Fun with the square

Come Back

Same basic code as yesterday, but messed around with so that it's much less obvious that the underlying object is a regular octagon. No deep math, but fun nonetheless.

The code:

DynamicModule[{n = 8, k = 6, r, cols, verts},
 cols = RGBColor /@ {"#00ADB5", "#EEEEEE", "#FF5722", "#303841"};
 Manipulate[
  r = Cos[s];
  verts = 
   Table[(1 - r (-1)^(i + 1)) {Cos[2 π i/n - π (r + 1)/8], 
      Sin[2 π i/n - π (r + 1)/8]}, {i, 0, n - 1}];
  Graphics[{Thickness[.0075], CapForm["Round"], Opacity[.8], 
    Table[{Blend[cols[[;; 3]], 1 - Abs[11/5 t - 11/10]], 
      Line[{t verts[[i]] + (1 - t) RotateRight[verts, 3][[i]], 
        t RotateLeft[verts, k][[i]] + (1 - t) RotateLeft[verts, 
            k + 1][[i]]}]}, {i, 1, n - 1, 2}, {t, 1/12, 11/12, 
      1/12}]}, PlotRange -> 3, ImageSize -> 540, 
   Background -> cols[[4]]], {s, 0, π}]]
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Something about this colour scheme feels very 80s, yet modern. I think you're on to something here...

@Daniel Lichtblau I had never heard of Auskiewicz before, but his stuff is very cool. Reminds me a little of a current artist I like quite a bit, dalek.

I have an advantage there, having grown up across the street from him.

That dalek work is quite nice. Given the geographical proximity I have to wonder if or to what extent he is familiar with Anuskiewicz: Richard has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney amongst (many) other places.

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