Stephen Von Worley from Data Pointed, just released Factor Conga, “a promenade of primes, composites, and their constituents, arranged with an aesthetically-tuned variation of Yorgeyâ€™s rules, one per second.” It refers to Brent Yorgeyâ€™s Factorization Diagrams, published at The Math Less Traveledearlier inÂ October.
Initially, the idea was to make it work as a clock, explains Stephen:”Our first tango would be inspired by the digital clock, with a separate diagram for each of the hours, minutes, and seconds”. Although elegant, the idea didn’t work out :
“Quite simply, there wasn’t enough ‘panache’ â€“ dynamic range â€“ because while hours go up to 23, and minutes and seconds to 59 (*), the diagrams donâ€™t really start cooking until they reach the triple digits. And, per the choreography, zero maps to a motionless blank space, which, represented by an alternate step, becomes a stray left foot in a square clog, staggering unnaturallyÂ amongÂ the positive, round-slippered wholes.”
Head out to Data Pointed to play with the Interactive. Give it a couple of minutes, as the numbers go by – it starts to get interesting after the first couple of hundreds.
Links: Data Pointed – Dance, Factors, Dance: A Variation On Yorgey’s Factorization Diagrams | The Math Less Traveled – Factorization diagrams