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Morphing by Joseph Choma

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‘That’s an important word, “understanding”. When I use that word, it means, “what the mind can do to find relationships”. I have been giving you relationships and relationships and relationships.’

(Buckminster Fuller, 1980)

A sheet of paper on a desk is like a rectangle or plane in a Cartesian coordinate system. Lift the paper off from the desk, arch it, and connect the two short ends together. A plane has transformed into a cylinder. If the sheet of paper was initially cut into a fan-like shape, connecting the two edges could create a cone. Cylinders and cones are examples of developable surfaces. A developable surface is a surface with zero ...

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