Date started: September 2019
Leads: Roger Antonsen
I have previously worked on visualizations of card shuffling and permutations, and I wanted to extend this to 3D. This is one attempt to do so. This 3D printed object illustrates two perfect out-shuffles with thirty-six cards and six piles. Each curve, from top to bottom, represents a single card, and after two perfect out-shuffles, the cards are restored to the original order. This was made with Processing and Rhino, and then produced by Shapeways.
Extending this to more cards and more piles, gives the following, which I did not 3D print (yet):
- Roger Antonsen, Eight Ways to Shuffle Sixty-Four Cards, https://rantonse.no/en/art/2018-07-25
- Roger Antonsen, Card Shuffling Visualizations, Proceedings of Bridges 2018, http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2018/bridges2018-451.html