Look. We are not here to judge, but I will be honest, saints we are not and therefore, we can’t promised we won’t judge a person with a fetish for “decoration defecation.” Oh, you don’t know if you have such fetish? It’s ok. Just take a look at the 3D printed Archimedean Turd and if you kind of fancy it, then you have a fetish for decoration defecation. Don’t be ashamed, though and don’t make excuses like “because it looks like a perfectly laid pile of poop and it is an art.” Well, I got news for you. This ain’t art. It’s poop science, or more accurately, poop mathematics cos’ its geometry is, apparently, backed by geometric principles including the Archimedean spiral (r = a + bθ) and the Golden Ratio/Phi in triangles where a=1, b=√φ, and c = φ.
To be honest, either geometric principle looks gibberish to me and so I am not going to pretend I understand any of them, however, we read that the latter is the proportion found in Egyptian pyramids. But they can say whatever because I know nuts about pyramids and geometry is about as alien to me as Mars – attributed by the fact that I slept through those lessons for the entire semester. How did I pass then? It was all but a fluke which I rather not talk about. Anywho, for those who are all up for this crap, a matte charcoal or glossy black porcelain variety can be yours for a modest $20, or if you so desire, there’s an 18K Gold Plated Brass example going for $350. What use has it got, I do not know. That being said, no weight is provided and so, its potential as a paper weight is uncertain. Which brings us back to the question: what use has it got?
Here’s a couple more look:
And here’s the geometric principles behind it: