This Mesmerizing Spinning Ball Will Melt Your Mind When It Starts To Glow

This dizzying 3D-printed zoetrope was created by German designers Dieter Pilger, Janno Ströcker and Frederik Scheve. The design follows a mathematical sequence called the Fibonacci sequence which was named after Italian mathematician Fibonacci.

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Instead of it needing some sort of strobe light to experience the effect, one simply needs to stare at it directly in regular light (or darkness) to see its animation.

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According to Pilger, “the animation can be seen just by looking at it with your eyes. No external devices like a strobe or a camera are required. The fibonacci sequence thereby isn’t anything that only appeals to mathematicians, but is of great significance in the process of understanding aesthetics and harmony as a whole – as far as an impression can be expressed as visual perception.”

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