# Making

## ::360 Photography::

I use a nearly-defunct app called Photosynth to take pictures with my phone. These pictures live on a sphere, of which the picture-taker is at the center. I can save them in a flat, space-bending format.

## ::Cinegrams and Gifs::

I like the idea of small animation. From the early days of AOL Instant messenger buddy icons, I've been making small computer animations. In particular, a cinegram is almost a photo where some pieces of the photo are still moving. This page is a gallery of both of some of what I've made.

## ::Art and Creation::

Sometimes I make things that don't have to do with Math or Music.

# Making Mathematics

## ::Sculptures::

Inspired by a ::topology book about how to draw surfaces::, I've used polymer clay to make 3d-models of complicated shapes.

## ::Cycloidic Art::

Inspired by designs created by the ::Hypnograph::, slight mathematical alterations allow for the symmetry of the curves to be broken and manipulated. These pieces are created by cutting the patterns out from masking-taped wood, then spray painting.

## ::Fractal Art::

A piece of sheet music is two-dimensional. A cigar box guitar is three-dimensional. Music is multi-dimensional. What about the space between? A fractal is an idea with a fractional dimension.

These are things I've made that have been inspired by fractals.

## ::Paper Cutouts::

Inspired by a Northwest Artist ::Nikki McClure::, I've created several works by cutting patterns out of a sheet of paper. Here are the ones that come from mathematical ideas.

# Making Music

## ::Instrument Building::

In the past, I've built some simple instruments using kitchen vessels, cigar boxes, weed whacker strings, etc...

## ::Music Box Programming::

I've been making a small collection of unusual-for-music-box songs punched into a DIY music box kit.