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geometry: wet


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The Outbreak Poems — artistic emissions in a pandemic


thermodynamics + art

Explore the land of Neradia and meet the snowflake named Arenh Jerrus of Bosmen in the wintertime tale In Silico Flurries: Computing the world of snow,
a Scientific American "SA Visual" story about beauty, imagination and machine learning by Jake Lever and myself.

It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue

Art is science in love.
— E.F. Weisslitz

Go ahead, meet some snowflakes.

delerc
renardo
saando
thadnere
ellna
micka
lemardo


Somewhere in the world, it's snowing. But you don't need to go far—it's always snowing on this page. Explore light flurries, snowflake families and individual flakes. There are many unusual snowflakes and snowflake family 12 and family 46 are very interesting.

But don't settle for only pixel snowflakes—make an STL file and 3D print your own flakes!

Ad blockers may interfere with some flake images—the names of flakes can trigger ad filters.

This is a collection of snowflakes simulated using the Gravner-Griffeath model, composed of 15,541 snowflakes grouped into 50 families using k-means clustering. This snowflake collection took 128.4 CPU days to compute.

Flakes are categorized by gender. A flake is categorized as female if the freezing parameter `\kappa < \kappa_{\text{median}}`, otherwise it is male.

Each snowflake is also given a unique name generated from a recursive neural network assigned alphabetically based on the snowflake's `\theta` attachment parameter.

snowflake artwork

So, we drew things.


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A flake grows. (BUY ARTWORK)

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16 girl snowflakes (BUY ARTWORK)

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16 boy snowflakes (BUY ARTWORK)


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The effect of the `\mu` parameter on the shape of a snowflake. (BUY ARTWORK)

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The effect of the `\theta` parameter on the shape of a snowflake. (BUY ARTWORK)

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Neradia. (BUY ARTWORK)

a hundred frozen things

Click on a flake to explore it.

girl snowflakes


boy snowflakes