Chaos and Order - A Mathematic Symphony
"A triumphant marriage of mathematics, art, and music!"
"It's a multi-disciplinary tour de force!"
"A must-see for mathematicians of all ages!"
"The Universe is made of math."
— Max Tegmark, MIT Physicist
Does mathematics have a color? Does it have a sound? What if you could look beyond the formulas and equations to see the beauty of the forms they describe?
Media artist Rocco Helmchen and composer Johannes Kraas answer these questions in their latest educational/entertainment fulldome show: Chaos and Order - A Mathematic Symphony.
Chaos and Order takes audiences on a spectacular journey through a fascinating world of sensuous, ever-evolving images, magnificently choreographed to symphonic electronic music.
Structured into four movements — from geometric forms, algorithms, simulations of chaos theory — the show explores breathtaking animated visuals of unprecedented beauty.
Experience the fundamental connection between reality and mathematics, as science and art fuse together in this immersive celebration of the one common language of the universe: mathematics.
Turn your dome into a math visualization laboratory — with Chaos and Order!
Visualizations in Chaos and Order - A Mathematic Symphony
1st Movement -
Platonic solids: Hexahedron
Dynamic geodesic sphere-array
5-ring Borromaen knot
Gyroid minimal surface
Clebsch diagonal cubic surface
2nd Movement -
Boids flocking simulation
Boids flight tracks
N-body simulation: galaxy collision
3rd Movement -
Belousov-Zhabotinsky cellular automata
Evolutionary genetic art
Diffusion-limited aggregation (3D)
Coupled cellular automata
Diffusion-limited aggregation (2D)
Reaction-diffusion system: Ginzburg-Landau model
Reaction-diffusion system: Turing model
4th Movement -
Iterated function system: Recursive fractal flames
2013 UPDATE: Chaos and Order is now available as a 3-, 4- or 5-movement symphony.
The original 40-minute show contains four movements — Form, Simulation, Algorithm and Fractal. In 2013, a new 29-minute, 3-movement edit was created. The first two movements have basically been combined into one, and the onscreen "movement number" captions were revised accordingly.
And especially for the planetarium theaters, there is now a 51-minute extended version, adding a new meditative movement of slowly rolling stars; the dance of the planets in their orbits; the lines, grids, and wheels of the "classic" planetarium projector — though of course now rendered in fulldome, from DigitalSky 2.
Just choose the version you want and let us know when you order.