33 thoughts on “Computer based design of Islamic geometric patterns

  • April 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm
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    This is so inspiring and enlightening.
    What's the name of the App that's used to manipulate the shapes and stars? 
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • June 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm
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    19:00 the pentagon he draws is within error greater than the geometrical error of the fake pentagon itself.

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  • June 27, 2015 at 12:43 pm
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    hi.thats my paper hand made .
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1596030844003406&set=a.1561656434107514.1073741827.100007895174081&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xpa1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F11193437_1596030844003406_9167182703600898982_n.jpg%3Foh%3D66def03a651643a648c207640f845042%26oe%3D55E77459&size=640%2C640
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  • October 13, 2015 at 8:43 am
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    Barely scratched the surface.

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  • December 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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    merci

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  • December 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm
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    I don' t know why some call it islamic art when its originally a moorish art! a moorish invention art!.. is not even an arabic art. not at all!..
    its like saying International automobile engineering desing(s)!!.. we have the big tree in the u.s. and thousands of other designs coming out throughout the years from this big tree motor creator! and you can find all of them in one city, and is Detroit city, and that is the heart of the motor engineering and creator!..
    when you talk about iranian or persian art.. thats like barking at the wrong tree!!..its like going to russia to find out how they creat their own cars!.. i know this a bad exemple but!..
    iran or persia have the arab school influence..because of the arab invasions throughout the history..
    so the otman Empire or turkey today have the Moorish influence..
    so Andalusia in Spain have the pure original Moorish style and design..and you just cannot compare al hambra art with isfahan or damascus or istambul art and try in studying it and calling it this broad name of islamic art..is like comparing apples and oranges and bananas and cucumbers etcetera!..
    the best universities in the world are Harvard. and Princeton for exemple and they're all in one country and that's america..
    you wanna study the beginning or secrets of the automobile engineering designs you go to the big tree in detroit Ford! GM! and Chrysler!
    you wanna study computer and science you go to the siliconevalley ..movies music and entertainment!..of course you go to Broadway new york and Hollywood!.
    making it short!.. you wanna study tile art designs which is impossible! go where the Moorish, that build al hambra and the south of spain came from a little city in north africa call marrakech! ..or go to where the Moorish ends up after the contesta of spain and also a little city in north africa call Fes!..and you can find these two cities in morocco! and t hats the birth place of the Moorish designs " not islamic designs!! and not even arabic designs!..why??! because then we gonna start inventing and confusing the birth and original idea and the origine of this and simply Moorish art and designs.

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  • April 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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    His approach is from the wrong side of the issue. It shows a very superficial approach instead of a comprehensive one.

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  • May 3, 2016 at 2:09 am
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    thanks for this. very inspiring. psychedellic. trippy. universal. fascinating. take me to Fez on a magic carpet.

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  • May 30, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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    Is there a newer version of taprats that will work in OSX El Capitan-10.11.4?

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  • August 15, 2016 at 11:08 pm
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    somehow british irritates me

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  • October 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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    It would be interesting to see the stereographic projection of the 3d printed spheres

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  • December 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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    I am a young promoter in the field of engraving on wood and aricobon.si possible to send me the islamic patters I work on cnc router thank you in advance

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  • December 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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    merci beaucoup

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  • January 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm
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    very interesting. always been interested in Moorish art and Islamic art. I wish i could do knew how to use engineering software like auto cad

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  • February 13, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    can i get in touch with someone here ?

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  • May 2, 2017 at 11:28 am
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    Sir, it is not the classical Islamic way to do it ! There are documents in Turkish Persian and Arabic that discuss how to build them.

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  • June 15, 2017 at 9:50 am
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    36:00
    I took a Course in BioGeometry before and now i understand why just the Angles are so Important
    If indeed act As a prime stencil resonator. It must be indeed a deep Alchamy to know which to choose for what.
    this all looks almost therapeutical. Each must have been used for certain hopes to arise above any electro- or non electro magnetic or none Magnetic Smog. If there was a way to draw higher Dimensions in any way , i think this would be IT.
    After all that's the Whole Message. This is the Result of trusting Nature.
    Thanks for Sharing ! 🙂

    1:09:09
    Check out the Miracle of the Qur'an , Strongly recommend you start by seeing the Code 19 Miracle described on you tube

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  • July 18, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Hello, l just found out that in 1966 my School padagoene  Dr Rolditch contacted Mr MC Easher, regarding None repeating tessalations and some math to it that l told her about under Hypnos ,he did a print to confirm my math and come to Canada to present the print to Dr Rolditch and he had it registed, l,m just now tring to find out more Details.

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  • November 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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    Great presentation. Thanks for sharing. Did Prof. Kaplan go to Fes?

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  • January 18, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    That was a very good lecture!

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  • February 15, 2018 at 2:37 am
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    I love his shirt.

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  • March 21, 2018 at 11:57 am
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    the traditional way of constructing pattern dose not make it a problem to fit patterns. you need to use the right proportions. its very strict

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  • June 9, 2018 at 10:29 pm
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    Very gooood

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  • September 13, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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    Brillant. This man is very clever. Thank you for share the conference.

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  • September 27, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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    Thanks for this. Is there a new application for this? or an app?

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  • January 4, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    I WANT SOFTWARE IM DYING DRAWING THESE EVEN THO I KNOW EUCLIDIAN SPEEDY SHIT

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  • January 16, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    I kept waiting for the word FRACTAL

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  • April 21, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    If you generalize the technique where you generate a tesselation pattern, then do the Riemannian technique you described for the star bunnies over surfaces that render the same tesselation pattern at a larger scale, won’t that created the nested symmetry you would need to construct an infinitely deep, repeating pattern? I mean you could build a bunny out of little bunnies that are built of bunnies…. Triangles made out of triangles… But how could it be generalized for any polygon construct?

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  • April 21, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    This was amazing, thank you!!!

    I’m left at the end with a funny idea… Diverging moments of inspiration by the artists, or by computer scientists playing with this stuff, whose creative trajectories converge in a higher pattern… A star pattern of diverging polygon trajectories that trace back to each other in a higher (and more general) form…. A beautiful metaphor.

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  • May 3, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    What is that software!?

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  • July 5, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    This lecture is part of an emerging tradition that will educate people about Islamic geometry (notably books by Keith Critchlow and Eric Bourg)

    but delivered with an audio visual enthusiasm that books cannot fully convey.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Amazing !….

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