(200px tall x 600px wide beam supported on the left hand edge and with downward force applied to the bottom right.)
You are watching an optimisation algorithm come up with the best design completely automatically. The outcome is greatest stiffness shape possible for a given amount of material. And amazingly it’s a nuanced truss that isn’t far removed from the look of most motorway bridges. That’s pretty reassuring, actually.
And for you non-swedes out there who wonder WHY this happens, here’s an explanation:
In some places in sweden, such as Flogsta in Uppsala and Lapis in Stockholm, a lot of students lives in the same neighbourhood.
Depending on the season, of course, there are a lot of studies and exams coming up, so every day at 10pm, the students go outside to their balconies(if they have one) and more or less just cry out their angst and frustration due to all the exams coming up.
It quickly became a tradition that still lives on. i’ve joined some of these shouts myself just for fun, and it’s actually quite a nice way to altogether just shout out all the stress for a minute or two.
Reblogging with the explanation.
… I still think they just realized where they are and what they’ve been doing with their lives.
Lindsay Lohan Google Image Search - 1/17/2013
Has anyone been able to contact Mia Edwards for her reaction? SJSU isn’t quite Southern California, but @missmiaclaire (Facebook/LinkedIn profiles redacted) has an MLIS, identifies with Weezy’s hometown NOLA, and tweets about hip-hop, so it’s probably her.