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The American Flag in a 51 Star Configuration with One Star Removed
|| 12/16/2008 || 1:08 am || Comments Off || ||

51 star configuration The American Flag in a 51 Star Configuration with One Star Removed

Lately I’ve read a couple articles related to DC becoming America’s 51st state. While I’m wholeheartedly in favor of this prospect, two nights ago I decided to make an American flag showing my frustration with the fact that this route is not currently being pursued.

Above is a static public domain flag I found on WIkipedia by Gunter Küchler that I decided to modify showing what an American flag could look like, but with one star (New Columbia) removed.

Below are the animated versions of the flag that I produced to highlight the lack of the 51st star on America’s flag:

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The Precessional Pentagram of Venus
|| 9/7/2008 || 11:20 pm || Comments Off || ||

venus pentagram The Precessional Pentagram of Venus

Successive inferior conjunctions of Venus occur about 1.6 Earth years apart and
create a pattern of precessing pentagrams, due to a near 13:8 orbital resonance
(the Earth orbits nearly 8 times for every 13 orbits of Venus).

Was reading about Transits of Venus and came across this graphic on Wikipedia. What a beautiful celestial design.

venus animated pentagram The Precessional Pentagram of Venus

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Redlands Quilt – 1st Derivative
|| 2/8/2006 || 8:01 am || Comments Off || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
redlandsquilt1deriv Redlands Quilt   1st Derivative

This was created using a tessellated cut from Redlands Quilt #1. If you look at the zoom in to the center, you’ll see a very slight & rare error in the fabric. It’s only a pixel or two, but somehow there was a mistake made when I rendered the map.  Oh well…


: detail :
redlandsquilt1deriv cut Redlands Quilt   1st Derivative

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Nikolas Schiller is a second-class American citizen living in America's last colony, Washington, DC. This blog is my on-line repository of what I have created or found on-line since May of 2004. If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

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