Golden Ratio Finder

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Perfect proportions observed in nature often follow the theory of the golden ratio. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way. Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings. Totally going to use this with my kids, walking around the city!

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  1. Now I feel the need for an app like this for my phone.

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  3. i really love the golden ratio, it’s so pleasing to see pictures in the 16:10 fomat! and the golden ratio finder is a cool idea. but being a molecular biologist i’d like to add that nature does not actually calculate, neither golden ratios nor the related fibonacci numbers, although it is often expressed that way. you see fibonaccis in romanesco, sunflowers and pine cones – the web is full of pictures showing the “mathematics” in them – but if you look closely you will observe that nature does not care to get that exact. a close approximation is just as good. collect some pine cones yourself and count the fibonacci spirals: among 20 you will find maybe 5 or 6 ‘perfect’ ones, all the others deviate by +1 or –1, or even +/– 2.

    and here comes a lesson for the designer: for reasons i don’t fully understand slightly tilted angles, slightly slipped proportions are far more comforting than mathematically perfect ones, which tend to be emotionally cold.

  4. excellent find thanks