The much anticipated final year of mankind arrived ten hours ago and the hungover crowd has crashed to the bed after putting a grand welcome. The passed year inked the headlines day after day with the death of some very famous, celebrated figures and some highly despised individuals. The regret of not seeing Jagjit Singh perform live will haunt me for some time. But, some years are like that when the very cream and dirt of the generation gets wiped off. While I type this post, the death toll for Thane cyclone has reached to 46 and although the lives lost didn't share the same glory as the one which made bold headlines, it did matter to a few. Paying respect to Christopher Hitchens and moving on to 2012, I hope that we grow as individuals who take the pride and blame for their actions.
Now that the greetings are shared let's take a peek into the new issue of Brainwave - Groovy Geometry. As a kid, Geometry was my favourite bit of Mathematics till high school. I used to love using the various instruments and deriving the areas and angles of geometric figures. Senior school kind of ruined it for me as the concept became much more dense with little left to imagery. For this issue I worked with tight geometric shapes to create the cover story artworks. It kept a tight leash on the style which gave consistent look across the pages and also helped in exploiting the simplicity of basic shapes.
Geometry has it's strange side too and the Moebius Strip is a fine example of it. Mix it with the idea of fourth dimension and you are ready to pull your hair. This issue has been put together with such moments of confusion, dilemma, google search and prototype making by the Brainwave team. We hope you like our sincere efforts on battling the blues of Geometry.
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Interestingly, the next issue is on evolution and I am doing some research on cockroaches for an infographic. Here is a trivia for you - If 2012 sees the end of humankind through nuclear warfare, cockroaches have much more of a chance of surviving it and fruit flies are already hovering with no worries of nukes because of their less frequent cell division during molting cycles. Hope you survive to see the next issue for more information on cockroaches.