teaching machines


March 23, 2017 by . Filed under madeup, public.

A couple of months ago I had about 200 unread items in my Feedly “save for later” queue. The size of that pile told me that my life is not my own, that 9 months of the year I will be owned completely by work, that teachers don’t get to grow their brains. It’s how funny how such a nice feature can make me feel miserable. Sure, I could have just removed them all without reading them, but then I would have missed out on investigating a fun shape!

Somewhere in the pile I found Andy Ko’s SPLASH 2016 keynote. I was following along when this backdrop appeared on his slides:

As a sucker for geometric shapes, I needed to model it in Madeup. And so I did. Just six semicircles. So elegant!

Here’s an interactive version:

The best news is that you can tile your bathroom floor with this shape:

Some other goods news is that my Feedly queue has been cleared out!