Show, don’t tell: Numb3rs

Lately the wife has been watching the crime fighting television program Numb3rs.

Numb3rs seems to me a fantastic example of telling, not showing. The dialog in parts of the first season that I’ve seen with her is almost comically overt at times. It almost sounds like an advertisement for mathematics.

It’s somewhat appropriate that I found this clip for The Aesthetic Elevator. Despite being poor at math in general, the Golden Ratio has fascinated me as an artist and designer since high school.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to Show, don’t tell: Numb3rs

  1. I stumbled on the Golden Ratio and Sacred Geometry when I was teaching at the Art Institute – Fundamentals of Design… this gentleman above explains it will for the layperson.

    As a result I did a series on Sacred Geometry myself – fascinating – and congruent also with this new find – which perhaps you already have knowledge of: I give you the snopes version because they are pretty good at debunking fakes – and this is not – but originally I guess it was a preacher who brought it to light.

    I did my own series on Sacred Geometry as a result

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