How the Geometry of Movies Can Change the Way We Think

Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a film, but they've been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a long time. Circles are lovable, triangles are evil, and squares are boring. Now You See It highlights the geometry used in shots to show you how movies use shapes to manipulate your feelings. Read More >>

Mathematicians Have Found Crazy New Ways to Cut Pizza Into Equal Slices

Cutting a pizza can be a stressful experience: are the slices equal? Now, a team of mathematicians has found some new ways to cut pizzas into exotic slices, while still ensuring that the all-important size considerations are met. Read More >>

Hang These Polyhedrons Wherever You Need Some Colourful Geometry

Like all good things, the pretty Themis Mobile also requires a little work. This floating DIY sculpture by Swedish designer Clara von Zweigbergk will bring a bright burst of colour to a sunny room—after you've taken a refresher in geometry. Read More >>

The Weird Maths That Can Make Wheels That Aren’t Circular

If you need something to roll smoothly along the ground, you better strap some of those circular things called wheels to it, right? Well, not quite—because there are actually other shapes that roll smoothly, too. Read More >>

Make Tricky and Beautiful Geometric Patterns In Isometric

iOS has filters and drawing apps up the wazoo, so it can be hard to see the point of new ones. But Isometric allows you to create and manipulate designs and optical illusions that are weirdly compelling. It's something about starting from a blank screen and building such a dimensional pattern. Read More >>

These Minimalist Cards Are Almost Too Pretty to Play With

Sometimes it's not what you include but what you exclude that matters—which is the idea behind this beautiful pack of playing cards by designer Joe Doucet. Read More >>

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Anyone Can Be a Pool Shark When This Projector Calls the Shots

Pool is simple if you know your geometry. And physics. And have good hand-eye coordination. And while none of those seem that hard on their own, they can be a little tough to put together. But with a little help from tech, it becomes as easy as just keeping your eyes open. Read More >>

Is Every Single Tech Ad Making the Same Basic Geometric Mistake?

You've seen the pose. One or two phones or tablets standing straight up. Another leaning up against the first at an angle. And somehow, they're all the exact same height. ARRRRGHHH. You learn this crap in junior school, right? Reddit pointed how absurd this seems earlier today. Read More >>