In today’s MOO ChatShaala session, we discussed symmetry with reference to our encounters with symmetry and how Turtle can help us in visualizing symmetrical objects, explore various types of symmetry.
This conversation led to participants trying to figure out the meaning of simple Turtle code for themselves, and furthermore, creating an octagon with self-inspiration!
We tried to explore the octagon design further in order to draw a spider web, incidentally steering the discussion over to how does a spider know that it has to create a symmetrical web? Do humans too instinctively follow symmetrical motion? Or is it an acquired knowledge that symmetry is preferable? Does symmetry create equilibrium or balance?
However, we could not create an ideal symmetrical design using turtles today.
So today’s TurtleArt challenge is to create structure resembling to the expected design in drawings.
If you’re visiting the turtlechat first time today, you might like to try visiting https://turtle.sugarlabs.org/ and see if you can come up with a symmetrical solution by building upon blocks used in the picture!
We will be meeting again next week to workout the TurtleWeb challenge and explore symmetry further.