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Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections (tue.nl)
57 points by vulkd 1 day ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments





This is one of my favorite subjects so I wanted to figure out why the video wouldn't play on my iphone, I ran the file through these ffmpeg options [1] that I saw here on HN and want to keep sharing the fix to self-hosted videos that don't play -- but this web page dates from 2008 according to archive.org so I doubt it will get updated with an iphone compatible mp4, anyway my mp4 reupload is here [2] is you want to see the video on iphone, let me know if it works for you.

Also the link to "The website of Carlos Furuti gives much information on map projection" is dead but was saved by archive.org [3], and finally I'll share my own blog where I sketched a dymaxion onto an icosohedron, really fun project. [4]

[1] https://gist.github.com/ingramchen/e2af352bf8b40bb88890fba4f...

[2] https://coltenj.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/myria-1.mp4

[3] https://web.archive.org/web/20080524072130/http://www.progon...

[4] https://coltenj.com/?p=235


Seeing this—every map projection approximated as idealized orange peels—did something to me when I saw it in 2008. I can’t quite remember the feeling, but it was similar to how I felt after watching Inventing on Principle—the authors as toiling metaphysicists, returning from the mountain with gifts for physicists.

I think another author was similarly affected, creating a nice web version on its 10th anniversary:

https://medium.com/vis-gl/unfolding-the-earth-myriahedral-pr...


Thanks, I'm having so much fun with this. It's been great sharing it with friends, too.

That WebGL visualization is really nice.

Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion map

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_map


I came here to comment this exact thing. I was fascinated by Fuller as a teenager.

Very cool! At first I thought it was going to be something like the Waterman butterfly, but it quickly went way beyond that.

Some of these maps have to be printed out and put on a wall. Can I purchase posters of them or are high quality images available?



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