Blooms are 3D-printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The rotational speed and the strobe light frequency are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5 degrees--the angular version of the golden ratio (0.618...).
John is as an artist, designer, and inventor. Through kinetic sculptures and transformable objects, he seeks to create surprising structures that manifest unusual behaviors. His background is in architecture, computer science and product design. He is currently a lecturer in design at Stanford University.