real magick in theory and practise by luxury of protest.
also known as peter crnokrak, the london-based designer and artist creates beautifully detailed visualisations of complex information and data.
this one, hand drawn in illustrator to the accuracy of 1/10,000 of a millimetre, is explained by the artist:
believed the be the most geometrically complex and aesthetically beautiful structure in mathematics, the 4_21 polytope is the algebraic form at the centre of a universal theory of everything. originally described in the late 19th century, 4_21 models all interactions and transformations between known and postulated sub-atomic particles. it is the 21st century equivalent of the proto-scientific art of alchemy - where the transmutation of elements was the most elusive mystery of the universe. the theory is an attempt to reconcile one of the fundamental unsolved problems in physics: unify quantum physics and gravitation in hopes of ultimately explaining the fabric of the universe.
(via hatched london)
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