From Art to Mathematics: A Visual Mode of Communication

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 210G (San Jose Convention Center)
Recent years have witnessed an explosion of scholarly activity in which mathematics inspires artists to communicate innovative ideas through artistic channels. This symposium showcases three experts who cross­cut between the world of mathematics and technology and the world of the practicing artist. They will present examples of their artwork, explain how each work represents or images a mathematical idea, and discuss the relevance of artistic modes of thought to solving practical problems in communicating science. This multidisciplinary approach is important as a general model of informal education that reaches out and engages broad audiences. Mathematical art sparks creativity and inspires interest in understanding the underlying mathematics, science, and technology. Communicating substantial content to non­traditional audiences via art could be widely replicated in all fields of science and mathematics. Presentations will include original works brought by the speakers; audience members will be able to examine and interact with these works.
George W. Hart, Stony Brook University
Henry Segerman, Oklahoma State University
How To Make Sculptures of 4D Objects
George W. Hart, Stony Brook University
Creating a Community with Geometric Constructions
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