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Vintage Cartoon about Symmetry #SaturdayMorningCartoons

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Symmetry is one of five shorts featured in the film, “Mathematica Peep Shows.” The collection was made by Charles and Ray Eames for the IBM Mathematica Exhibit which opened in 1961. It is about the mathematical ordering of form and the symmetrical properties of objects. Animation by Glen Fleck. Music was composed and performed by Elmer Bernstein.

And here’s a more contemporary take from TedED

via TedED

When you hear the word symmetry, you might think generally of triangles, butterflies, or even ballerinas. But defined scientifically, symmetry is “a transformation that leaves an object unchanged.” Huh? Colm Kelleher unpacks this abstract term and explains how animal’s distinct symmetries can tell us more about them — and ourselves. Lesson by Colm Kelleher, animation by Andrew Foerster.


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