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Our favorite mathemagician, Vi Hart, jams on Fibonacci.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Think Green Limo

    Seems like a fun thing to do if you have a lot of free time on your hands :) I am usually too busy driving for my Green Limousine company   Pretty crafty idea not the less. Thanks for sharing!

  • Todd Carter

    Totally cool video!

  • Bill Griggs

    That is one of the best videos explaining Math I have ever seen. Fantastic! Recently a young boy in NY figured out that the branches and leaves of a tree are arranged in Fibonacci spirals. He placed solar cells in that arrangement and got a 50% increase in efficiency compared to a flat panel. Pretty cool  stuff?

  • Anonymous

    Viheart FTW

  • bigattichouse

    The “don’t know what this is” is the seed pod from a magnolia, specifically the big magnolias in the southern U.S.

  • Anonymous

    This is a really fabulous video, Vi. I love how you leave questions for investigators — young or old — to sort out. I have access to the giant pine cones from a longleaf pine; I want to tray coloring and counting the spirals.

    Cristóbal Vila’s wonderful artistic video Nature by Numbers is complementary to Vi’s video. He shows a PHI-ray gun!